Blackburn Rovers are expected to go for Liverpool midfielder Jermaine Pennant as soon as they sell David Bentley.

The Independent says Tottenham have offered Rovers a raft of player options in their bid for Bentley, but Blackburn only want cash as they see Pennant as an ideal replacement.

Pennant has been told by his manager, Rafael Benitez, that he can leave and is happy to move to Ewood Park. But Liverpool want £6m for the 25-year-old while Blackburn are prepared to pay no more than £4m at present.