Tuesday media watch [09.07.13 PM]: Toon boss on striker interest
Express and Star: Aston Villa today steeled themselves for a summer battle over Christian Benteke after the striker slapped in a transfer request. The young forward has dodged Villa's pre-season training trip to Germany and instead demanded to move on.
Goal.com: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has revealed Darren Bent and Loic Remy are on the club's list of potential striking options. Bent appears to be surplus to requirements at Aston Villa while Loic Remy has been linked with an exit from QPR following their relegation from the Premier League last season.
Fox Sports: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has confirmed he wants to sign strikers Darren Bent and Loic Remy, saying: "They are both on our list."
talkSPORT: Alan McInally claims Paul Lambert will be angry with his star striker Christian Benteke but will want the Belgian to remain at Aston Villa. Benteke has handed in a transfer request after scoring 19 Premier League goals in a superb debut season for Villa.
Goal.com: After an impressive season in the Premier League which saw him score 19 league goals in 34 appearances, Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke seems intent on leaving the club this summer and has not travelled to Germany with the squad as they begin their pre-season tour.
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