Newcastle ponder shock bid for Villa outcast Bent

Newcastle United are weighing up a shock bid for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. The former Sunderland star is available from Villa this month.

Newcastle United are weighing up a shock bid for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

The former Sunderland star is available from Villa this month.

The Express & Star says Bent could attract a bid from Premier League rivals Newcastle, but the Magpies are mulling over whether the £24million forward would be too expensive.

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