Tottenham are apparently literally just days away from another big signing and, in doing so, Juande is seeing off competition from Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa for the England international!
Tottenham have made their latest play for David Bentley by offering Blackburn Rovers money and an assortment of players, including the striker Darren Bent and goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
Spurs previously approached Rovers with £7m plus the winger Aaron Lennon only to be rebuffed and are exploring alternatives involving players who are surplus to the requirements of the coach, Juande Ramos. As well as Bent and Robinson, Tottenham have indicated that Anthony Gardner, the central defender, could be used as a makeweight in any deal for Bentley, should Blackburn wish. (The Guardian)
Tottenham are confident they will win the race for David Bentley and sign the winger this week. (Daily Mail)
We are at the business end of the transfer window. With pre-season training back on the agenda and friendlies taking place, managers up and down the country want to get their pack in order for the season ahead. JR is keen to make sure he gets Bentley before this saga drags on much further.
The former Arsenal man has made it clear that he wants out and Blackburn want to make sure they get what they can for their assist machine and are now quoting a stunning £17m for the 23-year-old. Do Spurs fans think that Ramos should just give up on this target? Has the price just gotten ridiculous?