Date: 15th July 2008 at 12:19am
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It could be that Birmingham City have put an end to Cardiff City`s attempt to sign Charlton Athletic striker Marcus Bent.

The 30 year old was expected to sign for the Blueburds today but in a late twist to the tale, the following statement was placed on the Cardiff Website.

“Shortly before Marcus Bent was due to arrive for his medical and complete his move to Cardiff City, we were informed that he had changed his mind and asked Charlton Athletic for permission to speak to Birmingham City.

“Whilst at this stage we are unaware of whether he has been given permission to talk to Birmingham City, we only want players who are committed to Cardiff City Football Club and therefore have withdrawn from the deal.