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Spurs striker could be heading north to join Sunderland

PUBLISHED: 13:37 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:09 07 September 2010

LONDON - MARCH 22:  Darren Bent of Tottenham celebrates his teams opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth at White Hart Lane on March 22, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

LONDON - MARCH 22: Darren Bent of Tottenham celebrates his teams opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth at White Hart Lane on March 22, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Sunderland are reported to be interested in signing Spurs striker Darren Bent. Black Cats boss Roy Keane sees the 24-year-old Bent as the ideal replacement for Kenwyne Jones, who is sidelined until Christmas with a knee injury. Although Bent

Sunderland are reported to be interested in signing Spurs striker Darren Bent (pictured below). Black Cats boss Keane sees the 24-year-old Bent as the ideal replacement for Kenwyne Jones, who is sidelined until Christmas with a knee injury.

Although Bent has been a distant third behind Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov in the pecking order at the Lane, Spurs will be reluctant to sell the England intertnational unless Keane meets the their valuation, thought to be at least £12million.

Spurs paid Charlton £16.5million for Bent, who scored just eight times in his first season at the Lane.


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