MK Dons remain interested in trying to sign Tottenham midfielder David Bentley.
However, Dons manager Karl Robinson believes he has a tough task on his hands to persuade his good friend to join the npower League One club.
"I'd love to take Bents, but the chairman says I'm not allowed," joked Robinson on Talksport. "David Bentley is a good friend of mine, he's someone I know well from Blackburn and we have the same agent."
He added: "It's a deal I'd love to try and make happen but David Bentley has got tremendous quality and I'd be very, very surprised to see him playing outside of the Premier League."
There was talk in February of Bentley attempting to reignite his career with a loan spell at stadium:mk.
The former Arsenal trainee, who joined Tottenham from Blackburn in a £15million deal in the summer of 2008, found first-team opportunities in short supply at White Hart Lane under then-manager Harry Redknapp over the last two campaigns and has not played for Spurs since November 2010.
- David Bentley
- Karl Robinson