Loftus Road boss keen on Villa Park hot-shot.
Queens Park Rangers are ready to make a shock move for Darren Bent in the January window.
Ambitious QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has the cash to bankroll a move after being alerted to Bent’s fall-out at Aston Villa.
Rangers boss Neil Warnock has made a striker his top priority in the transfer window and Fernandes will back a huge offer for Bent.
Villa publicly denied any rift between Bent and boss Alex McLeish but the England striker was pictured shopping while his team mates were losing at home to Liverpool on Sunday.
Bent, 27, joined Villa in a £24million deal last January and the Midlands club would want close to their money back.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Could this really happen?
Let’s took at the evidence. There has been apparent talk of a falling out between Alex McLeish and Darren Bent and some have taken his recent decision to go shopping rather than watch Aston Villa lose to Liverpool, it’s worth remembering that the England man was injured and not in any way disrespecting the Midlands club, and some have put two and two together and arrived at a number that is not four.
Given that Aston Villa have invested a club record £24m in the 27 year old it seems highly unlikely that will entertain offers for his services. Factor in that the former Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham and Sunderland man netted a very reasonable 14 goals in 30 Premier League starts and the idea of selling the striker appears to look like a rather fanciful piece of fiction.
QPR would of course love to have an effective striking option such as Bent and there will be some who could claim that Bent would be keen a return down south but there really is probably not much in the way of mileage in this rumour.