Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish says the club has not heard a peep from Liverpool regarding Darren Bent.

The England striker has been linked with the Reds in recent weeks but McLeish insists he is not set to depart Villa Park for Anfield or anywhere else.

"We've not heard a thing from Liverpool," said McLeish. "I'm aware of the speculation.

"But there has been no contact with this club and I think you've had three parties telling you that.

"But, even if there was contact, we would not entertain that (selling Bent).

"We wouldn't want to entertain selling our top scorer of last season. He is a prolific marksman."

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