Monday media watch [08.07.13 AM]: Striker linked with move
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has warned Villa's players not to expect a jolly in Germany after arriving for their pre-season camp in the mood for hard graft. Lambert and his squad travelled to their secluded training base near Dortmund last night for the week-long get-together.
The Sun: Aston Villa are ready to ship out misft Darren Bent for £5million. Newcastle, Hull and Fulham are all poised to make a move for the striker - but the Toon are in pole position.
Goal.com: Chelsea are preparing a bid for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke as Jose Mourinho seeks a solution to the club's pursuit of a new striker, Goal understands. The returning manager has been thwarted in his attempt to sign Edinson Cavani and has thus far been unable to convince Robert Lewandowski to choose English football over a future move to Bayern Munich.
ClubCall: Hull are still in the hunt to sign Aston Villa striker Darren Bent but Newcastle are reported to be in pole position to land him. Villa are desperate to get the striker's reported £65,000 a week wages off the books and are ready to accept bids in the region of £5million, despite paying £24million when signing him from Sunderland.
Best Of The Rest
The Sun: David Moyes has vowed to "try to win everything" in his first campaign as Manchester United boss.
Mirror: Jose Mourinho is weighing up a move for Liverpool target Tiago Ilori.
BBC Sport: Liverpool have turned down a £30m bid from Arsenal for striker Luis Suarez.
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