Paul Lambert confirmed Aston Villa have received no inquiries for out-of-favour striker Darren Bent and that the England international has not handed in a transfer request.

The Villa manager also denied there is a clause requiring the midlands club to make a £3million payment to Sunderland if Bent makes 50 league appearances for the club.

Lambert said: "Have there been any enquiries for Bent? No. Has he asked to be put on the transfer list? No. Is there a clause? That's not true. I'm not sure where that came from."

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