Harry Kewell says he would love to keep star Crawley striker James Collins.

But the future of last term’s top scorer remains in doubt amid interest from Luton and Coventry.

Both League Two rivals have tabled six-figure bids for the former Shrewsbury frontman.

Kewell has begun work at the Checkatrade Stadium after his recent appointment as boss.

Sorting out Collins’ future will be high on his list of priorities.

Kewell told The Argus today: “He had a fantastic season last year so there’s always going to be people talking about him.

“We would love to be able to keep all our players.

“But it’s something people are always going to be talking about.”

Reds would find it hard to resist if the price and structure of payments were both right.

But Collins scored 20 league goals in 45 games last term and the club are in no rush to lose him.

Kewell, who had commitments in Australia to fill before heading to Sussex, has been studying Reds matches from last season.

He said: “A lot of people are offering a lot of things at the moment.

“But from what I’ve seen and the games I’ve watched – and I’ve watched quite a few now – I like to make my own opinion.

“It’s a clean slate for every player to go out and impress.”