Spurs step up Bentley hunt

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Blackburn Rovers are holding negotiations with Tottenham over the proposed sale of David Bentley.

Tottenham open discussions with Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers are holding negotiations with Tottenham over the proposed sale of David Bentley. The England midfielder caught the eye of a number of clubs last season, with Aston Villa joining Spurs in the chase of the 23-year-old. And Blackburn chairman John Williams, who has already rejected bids from Spurs and Villa, has now confirmed to Radio Lancashire that he has again been contacted by White Hart Lane representatives. Bentley has hinted that he could be interested in a move away from Ewood Park in a bid to further his career and enhance his international credentials. And Williams recently implied he could be willing to sell Bentley for the right price. Tottenham may now be able to meet Blackburn's valuation of the former Arsenal man following Monday's sale of Robbie Keane to Liverpool.

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