Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is unconcerned over talk of Manchester City making a January move for Asmir Begovic.

Begovic has been linked with a £15 million move to the Etihad.

Coates told The Sentinel: "This latest story was certainly news to me and I suspect it is just a bit of speculation. That's my guess, anyway, and we have certainly had no approach.

"He is a top goalkeeper, so this kind of thing is going to happen. We are just concerned that he concentrates on playing for us and doing what he has been doing up to now.

"It is important we keep him for the rest of the season. It is an important season and he is a key player. He certainly hasn't made any noises."

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