Millwall credited with interest in highly-rated Southend star

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SOUTHEND United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is said to be on Millwall's radar.

Chief scout Mick Harford and U21s coach Neil Harris saw Bentley keep a clean sheet for the Shrimpers as they beat Hartlepool 1-0 last month.

And now reports in Essex claim the Lions, along with Burnley, Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers and Bristol City, could make a bid for the 21-year-old.

Bentley, who has a towering 6ft 4in frame and has made almost 100 appearances for Southend, was considered for an England U21 call-up earlier this season.

He was linked with a move to the Premier League last summer and has two years remaining on his deal at Roots Hall.

And now Southend boss Phil Brown has revealed he expects offers to come in for Bentley next month.

"There has been a lot of enquiries made about Daniel and I certainly expect a bid to be made for him during the January transfer window," Brown said.

Speaking to the Southend Echo, Brown added: "I obviously want to keep him at the club but it will be a challenge for me and a challenge for the football club as well.

"Personally, I want January to come and go as quickly as possible and that Daniel will still be our player by the end of it."

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7 thoughts on “Millwall credited with interest in highly-rated Southend star

  • December 5, 2014 at 10:43
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    No f****** chance of us getting him when we're getting our bid by league 1 sides atm. Plus the teams that are in contention!

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  • December 5, 2014 at 12:51
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    Go get him ollie then change him into a centre forward who can hold the ball .LOL

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    • December 5, 2014 at 13:04
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      @jim1222: just read an article which says harford is of to europe to look for players.cos olly's got the hump with PL& C clubs not loaning..mick must of been going to southend airport

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  • December 5, 2014 at 12:59
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    No chance when you see the other teams interested.
    Next realistic target please.

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  • December 5, 2014 at 13:49
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    Don't need another keeper. We've got tom king & he's 6ft4ins & only 19. How big is he going to be by 21.

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  • December 5, 2014 at 21:52
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    Yeah good idea, get a keeper that won't play for 3 years then leaves on a free transfer
    OR
    get a f****** striker

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    • December 5, 2014 at 23:20
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      @brooker:

      Never mind a keeper it's midfield we need to strengthen

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