Tottenham make low-ball bid
Tottenham’s 8m pound offer for the striker is almost half the asking price. Charlton are confident they can get a much better price for the player and rejected the offer out of hand knowing full well a number of clubs could use a quality striker. Statements from the Charlton camp claim that they won't be forced into selling their best player on the cheap.
West Ham, Newcastle and Liverpool are also interested in the 23 year old, but Newcastle have signed Mark Viduka so it’s unlikely an offer will come from them, but Liverpool have done very little this transfer season and West Ham, flush with a bit of cash, are itching to start making moves.
But Tottenham are in a strong negotiating position as Bent has made it clear he wants a move to White Hart Lane. It’s obvious they are using Bent’s wishes as a ploy to low-ball for a cut rate price. Player’s have more power today than in the past and Tottenham may just succeed.