Hughes admits Stoke were keen on Fulham matchwinner Bent
Bent hit the winner against Stoke on Saturday.
Hughes said: "We looked at Darren but we were told he wouldn't come to Stoke - or his agent wouldn't - so that was that.
"We don't know why, but we didn't get a chance.
"If a player like Darren Bent gets an opportunity, more often than not he takes it."
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