Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish insists he has not had any contact with Liverpool about a possible move for Darren Bent.
Rumours have suggested Liverpool are weighing up a move for Bent as they look to bring in cover in attack with Luis Suarez currently serving an eight-game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.
Bent, Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner and McLeish had all previously said the England international was going nowhere and McLeish insists they would not consider selling the former Tottenham and Sunderland man.
"We've not heard a thing from Liverpool," said McLeish. "I'm aware of the speculation.
"But there has been no contact with this club and I think you've had three parties telling you that.
"But, even if there was contact, we would not entertain that (selling Bent).
"We wouldn't want to entertain selling our top scorer of last season. He is a prolific marksman."
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