Date: 30th June 2013 at 9:05am
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The Sun say that Villa haven’t had a single bid for Darren Bent as yet. The report claims that if he does have to return to Villa next season,he’ll be playing for the reserves not the full team. Bad times! Surely someone out there will grab him? He is a proven scorer!

The Mirror claim that Villa have targeted FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli in an effort to convince Christian Benteke to stay.

Not sure why this one would convince Benteke, the article doesn`t explain.

The 23-year-old who has just one year left on his current contract scored 16 goals last season and has attracted interest from Spurs, Liverpool, WBA and Fulham according to the report.

He has played on the wing but the report says that Lambert would be looking to play him more centrally in midfield or in the hold.

The Mirror also say that Villa have put a £25million price tag on Benteke`s head (and the rest of him I assume) to fend off interested clubs.

The same old same old are listed as interested, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.

The report says boss Paul Lambert has been given the backing of owner Randy Lerner to play hardball over the future of his star front man, who has three years left on his contract. Insiders say that any club will be told to start talking at £25m, and include some extra clauses.

The Mirror also say that Lambert has been told IF anyone does make an acceptable bid he will be given funds to find a replacement.

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