Newcastle still in talks with Villa striker Bent

Newcastle United are still trying to complete a deal for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

Newcastle United are still trying to complete a deal for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

The former Tottenham and Sunderland ace is a key target for the Magpies this summer but is also attracting interest from Fulham and Crystal Palace.

Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear told Sky Sports News: "We were with Darren's agent for two or three hours, we thrashed out a deal.

"We are still in negotiations with Aston Villa so there is a really strong possibility there.

"Again I hear the latest is that somebody else has all of a sudden shown interest in the player so we have competition from various clubs around the country, but I am not letting go.

"These are players that me and Alan [Pardew] have spoken about. These are players that we've all agreed at the club are the type of player we want to bring to Newcastle."

 

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