Spurs, Liverpool and City to battle it out for £12 million England midfielder

Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City are to battle it out for Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley after the player admitted he wanted to leave Ewood Park. The news comes days after Mark Hughes left the managers post at the club for one of the sides interested in him, Manchester City. (Various)

Bentley, 24, has admitted that he wants to play European football next season and the three sides in question will be doing so. Liverpool have been linked with the England international for some time now as Rafa Benitez looks to strengthen his side for a title challenge next season. All three managers are all willing to pay the rumoured £12 million price-tag.

I personally think Bentley will opt for Liverpool simply because they will be playing Champions League football next season. There is no doubt Bentley is an ambitious player and I feel Liverpool match his ambition although he may yet be tempted to reignite his relationship at City with Hughes.