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Rovers reject Spurs' Bentley bid

David Bentley
Bentley started his career at Arsenal

Blackburn Rovers have rejected an offer from Tottenham for England midfielder David Bentley, BBC Sport understands.

Bentley, 23, has made it clear he wants to leave Blackburn, who have already rejected an offer from Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

His current deal runs until 2011 and he is expected to cost buying clubs in the region of 17m.

Bentley said in June he wanted to leave Rovers to allow him to play Champions League or Uefa Cup football.

Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz has also been linked to other Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Arsenal, but the Paraguayan international says he is happy to stay at Rovers.

Meanwhile Blackburn have agreed a deal to sign Chilean midfielder Carlos Villanueva from Audax Italiano.

see also
Blackburn agree Villanueva deal
18 Jul 08 |  Blackburn
Santa Cruz keen to stay at Rovers
14 Jul 08 |  Blackburn
Bentley eager to leave Blackburn
15 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Ince to decide on pair - chairman
24 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
Bentley is still a Rover - Nelsen
08 Jul 08 |  Blackburn
Bentley hints at Blackburn exit
01 Apr 08 |  Blackburn

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