Charlton WILL Sell Bent

Last updated : 08 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

... but Darren Bent is available, and it won't be plain sailing getting him to sign. Newcastle are just one of a load of Premiership sides chasing the striker. A list that includes Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and West Ham United.

New Charlton manager Alan Pardew is ready to cash in on his top goalscorer to raise funds to rebuild.

Charlton are now in a weaker position in terms of negotiating a decent fee for Bent. Sell now and get decent money, or fight for Premiership survival and if it fails (as looks most likely) the player will be out the door for possibly a figure far less than they can pick up in the January transfer window.

He is for sale, and the only hitch holding up the queue of clubs rushing to make a bid, is Bent's long term injury.