Will this Spurs target finally join Juande Ramos’s fast improving squad or will he end up staying up north?
Liverpool are back in the hunt for England star David Bentley – but look set to lose out to Tottenham.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez has contacted new Blackburn boss Paul Ince and told him he wants Bentley.
Liverpool have already made one bid of £12million, but are prepared to meet Blackburn’s asking price of £15million
Benitez is likely to miss out, however, as Bentley prefers a return south having started his career at Arsenal.
And their north London rivals Tottenham remain favourites to sign the 23-year-old midfielder, although Chelsea are also believed to be interested.
Ince may prefer to sell Bentley to Spurs as he can ask for cash plus players as part of the deal. Spurs are prepared to let Aaron Lennon move to Ewood Park, but the Rovers boss may ask for mis-fit striker Darren Bent. (Daily Star)
This saga has run and run but like many other potential deals it seems we are nearing stick or twist time. If Ramos wants Bentley and it does appear to be the case, then he will have no qualms about offering either Bent or Lennon as part of the deal the question is whether Paul Ince will stand in the way of the England international’s desire to move back down south. Do Spurs fans think that Bentley is worth bidding for and if so what should Juande offer Rovers for the former Arsenal man?