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Bentley deal closer to completion

David Bentley
David Bentley has scored 21 times for Blackburn Rovers (Getty)

Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams is confident that David Bentley will sign a new deal at Ewood Park.

The England midfielder is currently negotiating new terms. And Williams told BBC Radio Lancashire: "There is no problem as far as I can foresee.

"We have a number of contracts ongoing and as far as I'm concerned there's no bad news on the horizon."

Bentley, whose current deal runs until 2011, has made 123 appearances since joining from Arsenal in August 2005.

I have no reason to believe that we won't secure the services of the players we want

Rovers chairman John Williams

The 23-year-old, who has been named in Fabio Capello's latest England squad, made his full international debut as a substitute in the Euro 2008 qualifier against Israel last September.

Williams says contract talks with other key players are also ongoing.

"I have no reason to believe at this moment in time that we won't secure the services of the players we want," he added.

"Most of our players I'm pleased to say are under contract for a good amount of time but sometimes it's appropriate to try and renew those."

see also
Bentley unclear over new contract
14 Mar 08 |  Blackburn Rovers
Wenger fumes at Bentley comments
06 Mar 08 |  Arsenal
Bentley & Young in England squad
31 Aug 07 |  Internationals
McClaren gives Bentley assurance
18 Aug 07 |  Internationals
Bentley defends England pull-out
17 Aug 07 |  Internationals
Blackburn land three on deadline
31 Jan 06 |  Blackburn Rovers
Hughes could try to keep Bentley
06 Sep 05 |  Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn capture Bentley on loan
31 Aug 05 |  Blackburn Rovers

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