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Last Updated: Thursday, 28 June 2007, 10:14 GMT 11:14 UK
Spurs set to snap up striker Bent
By Jonathan Stevenson

Darren Bent
Bent scored 37 goals in 79 appearances for Charlton Athletic
Tottenham are set to complete a deal to sign England striker Darren Bent from Charlton, BBC Sport understands.

The 23-year-old turned down a move to West Ham last week after the Hammers had agreed a 17m fee with Championship side Charlton for his services.

Bent will instead move to Spurs, even though their valuation of the player is some way short of the Addicks' after they had a 13m bid turned down.

The two clubs are believed to have reached a compromise on Wednesday.

Liverpool were also interested in Bent, but they have instead turned their attentions to Atletico Madrid's Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

606: DEBATE

If Bent had decided to join West Ham he would have rejoined manager Alan Curbishley, who spent 2.75m to bring the striker to Charlton from Ipswich two years ago.

Bent turned down a move to Upton Park in the hope of Spurs or Liverpool making a move for him.

When Spurs capture their man, they may allow Jermain Defoe to leave White Hart Lane, with Manchester United and Aston Villa linked with the 24-year-old.

SEE ALSO
Charlton stand firm on Bent price
20 Jun 07 |  Charlton Athletic
Bent decision frustrates Hammers
16 Jun 07 |  West Ham Utd
Spurs new favourites to land Bent
15 Jun 07 |  West Ham Utd


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