Assistant coach Franco Baldini watched him play for Spurs against Roma at White Hart Lane on Sunday and Capello hinted his exile might be about to end.

"It is possible," said Capello.

"Bent only played at the end of last season but Tottenham paid a lot of money to sign him and two years ago he was a very important player at Charlton.

"Baldini told me he played very well so we will have to wait and see."