Coach Stuart Pearce has written to Bent along with Scotland full-back Alan Hutton and Welsh centre-back James Collins to tell them that they are all under consideration for this summer’s tournament.
Bent would only be involved if he isn’t selected by the new England manager for the Euro 2012 finals, but both Hutton and Collins would be available to play as neither of their countries have qualified for the competition in Poland and the Ukraine.
Also in Pearce’s thoughts are Villa youngsters Barry Bannan, Nathan Delfouneso, Gary Gardner and Nathan Baker as the former Nottingham Forest full-back looks to put together his 18-man squad which will consist of 15 under-23 players and three over-age stars.
A goal apiece from James Tomkins and Luka Milivojevic handed Crystal Palace a crucial 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday evening.
Manchester United bounced back from their Champions League exit as they beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday night to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
Tottenham reached the FA Cup semi-finals after they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Swansea in their quarter-final clash at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Premier League basement club West Brom squandered the lead as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.