Every transfer target linked to Coventry City so far this summer

The summer transfer window has been open for almost a month and Coventry City have been linked with interest in several players as Mark Robins looks to strengthen his Championship squad.

The summer transfer window officially opened for business on June 14 and the Sky Blues were quick off the mark with their first new recruit, signing Raphael Borges Rodrigues, a 20-year-old winger from Australian A-League side Macarthur FC for an undisclosed fee. He joined Peterborough United wide man Ephron Mason-Clark, whose £4.25m move was agreed in January and delayed until the end of the campaign.

The re-signing of centre-half Luis Binks on a permanent deal from Bologna for £1.7m followed, along with the exciting arrival of attacking midfielder Jack Rudoni from Huddersfield Town for around £3.5m with add-ons based on certain criteria.

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Since then it's all gone quiet, officially at least, but there's been plenty of noise in the press, both at home and abroad. Here we take a look at every player linked with the Sky Blues so far this summer.

Players linked so far

Oliver Dovin

The 21-year-old goalkeeper has been strongly linked with interest from the Sky Blues in recent weeks but was picked to play against Gais in the Allsvenskan Swedish top flight at the weekend, keeping a clean sheet in a goalless draw away from home. Dovin pulled off one “spectacular” save, according to a match report, and required medical treatment late on, apparently winded after being “hit hard” by Gais striker Alexander Ahl Holmström.

Asked in a post-match interview if this might have been his last game in the Hammarby shirt, Dovin told Swedish newspaper Expressen: “I do not know. I can’t answer that.”

Andrian Kraev

The Sky Blues were reported to be one of three Championship clubs, including Hull and Middlesbrough, keen on Levski Sofia’s Andrian Kraev, according to Bulgarian outlet Sportal.bg. The 25-year-old was being forced to train with the top flight club’s reserves after refusing to sign a new contract, with the player due to be available on a free transfer in July when his contract comes to an end.

Kraev, who is 6ft 3 inches tall, is primarily a holding midfielder but can play further forward in an attacking role, and his stats show that he’s scored seven goals and provided nine assists in 109 matches for the club since signing from Heber in 2020.

However, Kraev is still searching for a new club and temasport report that: "The uncertainty with Andrian Kraev’s future continues. The midfielder left Levski as a free agent in June and, approaching mid-July, it is still unclear where he will continue his career. The 25-year-old midfielder continues to prepare individually, waiting for the new challenge in his career, but time is seriously advancing and clubs are already starting to clarify their selections and compositions for the new season.

"The delay in his transfer to another team has been seriously prolonged, which is not good for the footballer himself, who will need time for acclimatization. At the moment, the goal of his agent is to arrange a transfer for him to Germany, as there are inquiries to him from the second division Hannover 96 and Hamburger."

Harrison Burrows

It is well documented that Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony said in January that Doug King asked for an ‘option’ on another of his players when doing the deal for Ephron Mason-Clark, amid interest in a number of Peterborough’s players. And sources close to Posh claim the 'smart money' was on Burrows being wanted by City.

Uncertainty, however, remains about the left-back's future. The player has been reported to have had a medical and agreed personal terms at Sheffield United but, as yet, there has been nothing official from either club. Meanwhile, Preston North End have made a bid for his services, which has been knocked back, and it remains to be seen whether the Sky Blues are going to attempt to make a move for him.

Alan Browne

The Sun’s Alan Nixon reported earlier in the summer that the Sky Blues are keen on the versatile 29-year-old Preston North End midfielder who is out of contract after ten years at Deepdale, including nine seasons in the Championship. The experienced Browne can play in a number of roles in the middle of the park, as well as out wide, and scored four goals and provided four assists for his team last term.

The Republic of Ireland international was reported this week to have held 'initial talks' with Sunderland but it's gone all quiet on the Sky Blue front.

Alvyn Sanches

Express Sport claims the Sky Blues are one of a number of clubs in Europe, including Celtic and Stoke, to be ‘interested’ in FC Lausanne-Sport midfielder Alvyn Sanches. The 21-year-old is rated as one of the most exciting young talents in Swiss football and, according the report, he is valued at £4.3m by his club.

He notched six goals in 27 appearances from the middle of the park last term and it is claimed that City have been ‘keeping a close eye on Sanches’ situation.’ However, with the arrival of Raphael Borges Rodrigues, one wonders whether City have since switched the attention to other positions.

Ilay Camara

City are reported to be competing with Championship rivals for the signature of RWDM Molenbeek full-back Ilay Camara.

The Lancashire Post says Preston North End are considering a move for 21-year-old Belgian who started his career at Anderlecht, but claims the Sky Blues and another club in the second tier also have the right-sided player on their ‘radar’.

Belgian sports journalist Sacha Tavolieri, meanwhile, posted on his X social media account that recently relegated Burnley are the third club "chasing" the player, and that French club, Stade de Reims, also consider Camara as "an option" for this summer. He also cites Coventry and Preston.

Mark Robins is actively looking to recruit and strengthen his squad this summer and is short of competition for Milan van Ewijk. It is reported that Camara could cost around £1.5-£2million, which is in line with City’s spending for a number of players last summer.

The player can also play as a right winger/ right midfielder and that versatility would also appeal to Coventry who have been looking to add quality to compete with Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, who was also plucked from the Belgian leagues.

Mitchy Ntelo

City have been linked with a promising young Belgian forward who is claimed to be on the club’s ‘shortlist’ this summer.

According to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, the Sky Blues are eyeing Mitchy Ntelo, who currently plays for Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Plovdiv and is reported to have been the subject of a €700,000 bid from newly promoted Russian Premier League side FC Khimki.

Tavolieri, who has 98k followers on the social media platform X, says his club are asking for around €1.2million for the player whose main position is striker, but who can also play as a right or left winger. And with the departure of Matty Godden to Charlton Athletic this month, City are actively looking for a replacement.


Marko Stamenic


Marko Stamenic’s reported move to Coventry City was hi-jacked by Nottingham Forest, with the Red Star Belgrade player preferring a move to the Premier League club, albeit via a season-long loan move to Olympiacos.

The Reds signed the 22-year-old for a fee of about £4.6million, slightly more than the £4.2m that the Serbian press claimed the Sky Blues had agreed to pay for the New Zealand international who has Champions League experience.

Serbian outlet Sport Klub is quoted the general manager of Red Star, Zvezdan Terzić, who explained that although the club had agreed a deal with the Sky Blues, the player didn’t want to go to the Championship and Stamenić will now continue his career at Nottingham Forest.

Connor Barron

City were reported to be interested in highly-rated Scotland Under-21 international Connor Barron, who was out of contract this summer.

The 21-year-old Aberdeen midfielder was been offered a new contract but interest was intense for the deep lying playmaker, with the Sky Blues and Swansea of the English Championship reported to be have been ‘keen,’ according to our sister title the Daily Record.

However, Barron has now signed for Rangers.

Josh Windass

Coventry and Hull City were said to be ‘leading the hunt’ to sign Sheffield Wednesday star Josh Windass on a free transfer this summer, according to another transfer specialist, Pete O’Rourke.

However, the 30-year-old son of former Bradford City and Hull legend Dean has committed himself to the Owls for another season.

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