Paul Ince has categorically stated that no Blackburn player is for sale, but we’ve heard this from football managers many times before and ultimately, if someone wants to leave, they generally do.
The Guardian reports that Tottenham are super-keen on bringing David Bentley back to North London, just a stone’s throw away from his former club Arsenal, will their increased offer for the winger be accepted by Rovers?
The winger met Blackburn’s new manager, Paul Ince, for talks over the weekend and, with his England future in mind, reiterated his desire to leave Ewood Park to play for a club involved in European competition. But Rovers are reluctant sellers and will seek a substantial fee for the midfielder.
This summer, we’ve seen plenty of occasions where a player supposedly wants to leave their current club, but there’s been a sticking point over how much they are actually worth. Spurs will be hoping that this does not become a protracted affair, although Ince will certainly want to identify someone who can ably replace Bentley before he agrees to sell the player.