Dowie rejects Kyle approach

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Coventry City manager Iain Dowie is continuing to reject approaches for his players amid the proposed takeover of the club.

Strikers Kevin Kyle and Leon Best have both been the subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks.

Best has been targeted by high-flying Nottingham Forest, who are keen to strengthen their attacking options.

Meanwhile, Dowie has rejected an approach by Wolves for Kyle, who manager Mick McCarthy worked with at Sunderland.

Dowie is keen to hold onto the Scottish striker who moved to the Midlands club from Sunderland last season.

He told the Coventry Telegraph: "I had a discussion with Mick two weeks ago about Kevin but there was nothing that interested me at the time, but that is between me and Mick and will remain private.

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"It wasn't a situation I was prepared to do but don't forget, if we let one out we can't get anyone in because the transfer embargo is still in place."

Coventry can still allow players to leave before Thursday's loan deadline but the former Northern Ireland international is becoming frustrated at not being able to enter the market himself.

"I don't know how long for but it is dragging on, as is the takeover, and all we have to do is try to blank it out of our mind," Dowie added.

"We had a discussion a couple of months ago when they wanted a reduction on wages and I resisted that and I will continue to resist it.

"You have to be careful because we have got some good young talent here and the future of the club, I think, is looking quite bright in terms of a core of three or four good young players.

"If things did fall into place we are ready to move. We are at games all the time and have got a few ideas.

"One of two people we have targeted have gone elsewhere but there you go, that happens. But that's where we are."