Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has declared Asmir Begovic the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.

Chelsea's Petr Cech and Manchester United's David De Gea are both considered the best in the business.

But Coates reckons Bosnian international Begovic is better than the pair and them - and he will not be surprised if a top European club comes in for him.

"I feel he's as good as anybody in the Premier League," Coates told The Sentinel.

"I don't know anyone who is better."

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