Spurs chief Comolli insists Bent staying

Tottenham sporting director Damien Comolli insists reports that the club are looking to sell Darren Bent are 'wide of the mark'.

Bent has failed to settle at White Hart Lane since Spurs splashed out a club record £16.5million to lure the striker away from Charlton last summer.

And it has been reported that Spurs will be willing to let Bent leave in the January transfer window, but Comolli has hit back at the speculation.

Comolli has also underlined the fact that Spurs are not in the market for a new striker, despite it be suggested the north London club are lining up a move for Lyon forward Fred.

"The majority of the reports that I have read are completely wide of the mark," Comolli told Tottenham's official website.

"I feel it is important to clarify a couple of things that are unhelpful - namely that reports that Darren Bent is for sale are totally inaccurate and, furthermore, we are not in the market for any strikers."

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