Tottenham have moved into pole position in the hunt for Charlton striker Darren Bent after the Coca-Cola Championship new boys confirmed he has rejected a move to West Ham.

The 23-year-old England striker was expected to sign for the Hammers on Friday after the two clubs agreed a fee for the player.

Charlton were to receive £16million plus Hayden Mullins for the 23-year-old England international, but after negotiations with the Hammers, the striker has rejected a switch to Upton Park and the chance to be reunited with the man who brought him to The Valley in 2004, current Hammers boss Alan Curbishley.

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