Darren Bent committed to Aston Villa
England striker Darren Bent has pledged his future to Aston Villa and insisted: "I'm tired of moving around."
Villa look like losing the services of Ashley Young - linked strongly with a move to Manchester United - while Stewart Downing is stalling over signing a new deal.
But Bent, signed from Sunderland for £18million in January, has assured fans he is going nowhere despite former manager Gerard Houllier parting company with the club because of health reasons.
Bent said: "They (the fans) don't need to worry about me. I'm tired of moving around.
"I am at Aston Villa now and I have loved every minute I have been at the club. The people are nice and the staff are nice.
"It's a shame that a big part of what brought me to the club, Gerard Houllier, has left.
"But at the same time I am committed to Aston Villa and I am looking forward to the season coming.
"Every time I go to the training ground, I get a buzz and hopefully it will continue next season."
Villa are continuing their search for a new manager, with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti continuing to impress chairman-owner Randy Lerner.
Former England boss Steve McClaren and one-time Tottenham boss Martin Jol are also believed to be under consideration by Lerner.
Villa also continue to be linked with Mark Hughes even though they have insisted his departure from Fulham was not connected with their own managerial position being vacant.
Latest in Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo could return against Manchester United - but it won't be like previous reunions
Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
Calum Chambers joins Arsenal: New £16m signing put through Arsenal initiation as he sings The Kooks in front of team-mates
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Thomas Vermaelen on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
New Liverpool signing Dejan Lovren forced to train with the under-21s after US visa mix-up
- 1 Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'