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Bentley wants to leave Blackburn Rovers

David Bentley looks set to leave Blackburn Rovers after confirming that he wants to move to a new club no matter who takes over from Mark Hughes. Rovers are continuing the search for the Welshman's successor with Paul Ince and Sam Allardyce topping the shortlist following Alan Shearer's rejection of the job.

England winger Bentley has cited his desire to play Champions League football next year as the main reason behind his decision to leave the club he joined from Arsenal three seasons ago. Liverpool are reported to be interested in the 12m rated winger.

Blackburn also look set to lose striker Roque Santa Cruz this summer, but it should mean that the club have some money to bring in new players. A new manager should be in place at Blackburn by next week with Steve McClaren and Dick Advocat also figuring amongst the possible candidates.

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