Newcastle, Fulham push Villa to drop Bent price

Aston Villa must drop their asking price for Darren Bent to get him off their books.

The Daily Mail says Villa have put an £8million price tag on former England striker Bent, which has put potential suitors Newcastle United off making a bid for the forward, although Fulham are continuing to keep tabs on the former Tottenham player.

His £3million-a-year wage package is also a difficulty for any buying club, with Bent unwilling to take a drop on his current contract, which still has two years left to run.

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