Blackburn takeover ends Newcastle hopes for Bentley deal

Newcastle United's hopes of signing David Bentley have been dashed as Blackburn Rovers enter takeover negotiations.

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The Sun says Kevin Keegan wants the winger to help launch his Toon revolution and is planning a £10million raid.

But the consortium negotiating a £55m Rovers buy-out have made it clear Bentley, 23, must remain at Ewood Park as part of any deal.

The England man cost Blackburn only £1m when he signed from Arsenal two years ago.

But he has since emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in the country and is in talks over a lucrative new contract.

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