Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Deal Denied – “We’ve Not Heard From Liverpool”

By on January 6, 2012

Darren Bent

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has poured cold water on rumours linking Darren Bent with a move to Liverpool.

Several reports in recent days have linked Bent with a move away from the Midlands, and some even claiming a transfer to Liverpool was a “done deal”.

Villa paid Sunderland £24m for the England striker and were thought to want to recoup the majority of that fee, with McLeish looking to raise funds for his own squad rebuilding.

However, the Scot has denied any approach from Liverpool and claimed they wouldn’t want to encourage any offers for their main striker.

“We’ve not heard a thing from Liverpool. I’m aware of the speculation,” McLeish said

“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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12 Comments

  1. kopit84

    January 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    It better stay that way as none of us Liverpool fans want him.

  2. Chambers

    January 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thank God for that!

  3. Bomber25

    January 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I hope this story is true because we don’t want him at Liverpool FC. Aston Villa are trying to trick Liverpool into parting with nearly 30 million pounds for another average signing. Looks like King Kenny has turned Liverpool FC into a laughing stock.

    • Dudley Mark

      January 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Well I would certainly be unhappy if he left for less than £40 million, so I guess we are in agreement.
      What I don’t like is that whenever it is Liverpool, it always seems to be leaked to the media first, before an official approach is made. Then, if the Gareth Barry affair is anything to go by, once the player has been unsettled, Liverpool will try to drive down the fee.
      When we bought Bent, there was none of that ‘tapping up’; Villa approached Sunderland, made a fair offer, Sunderland agreed to it and a deal was done. Why can’t Liverpool behave like that?

      • cptfutbol

        January 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm

        Agree… Liverpool need to be more direct with their buisness. Deals like this could have been done already if they just did what other teams do. Sumbit an offer and see if the other team likes it, instead of all this talk and rumours which no body likes

    • Dudley Mark

      January 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Well I would certainly be unhappy if he left for less than £40 million, so I guess we are in agreement.
      What I don’t like is that whenever it is Liverpool, it always seems to be leaked to the media first, before an official approach is made. Then, if the Gareth Barry affair is anything to go by, once the player has been unsettled, Liverpool will try to drive down the fee.
      When we bought Bent, there was none of that ‘tapping up’; Villa approached Sunderland, made a fair offer, Sunderland agreed to it and a deal was done. Why can’t Liverpool conduct their affairs like that?

  4. Dave

    January 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    “none of us liverpool fans want him”?? well, i want him

  5. colmanjacklfc

    January 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I want Darren Bent and Demba Ba at Liverpool and get rid of Andy Carroll back to Newcastle.

  6. Arjyak

    January 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    decent option..definitely better than carroll based on current form..
    but if we really spend upwards of 12-15 million for him seydou doumbia & soldado would be far far better options..

    • Dudley Mark

      January 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      £12 – £15 million? We paid £24 million, he’s on a four-year contract, and he’s come on in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months. The Alex McLeish affair would be like a tea party compared to the uproar there would be if we did not make a substantial profit.
      I for one would be livid if he went for less than £40 million, bearing in mind you paid £35 million for Carrol.
      And anyway, can you really see him forming a happy partnership with Suarez?

      • 40m for bent idiot

        January 12, 2012 at 9:59 am

        Are you serious 40m for bent. yes Liverpool paid alot for Carroll but he’s young. bent is older an shit and always will be that’s why he does play for a top club. he’s worth 10 max.

  7. NDrel

    January 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I agree with Dudley Mark… any less than £4 million would be a disgrace YNWA

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