But he added the company still had its "hands full" with integrating House of Fraser.
It came in a brief statement before the Sports Direct annual shareholder's meeting in London, alongside a trading update that the chain expects to achieve an improvement in earnings of between five and 15 per cent, excluding the acquisition of House of Fraser.
"It would be hard subdividing a building like that", he said, "but we are absolutely determined to secure a positive future for that site, whatever that may be".
Mr Bentley later said: "I was asked a general question about whether or not we discuss our strategic investments and, in particular, Debenhams to which I replied in the positive".
His comments were reported shortly after the unexpected announcement ahead of the AGM that Keith Hellawell was stepping down as chairman immediately.
The board of Sports Direct has considered combining House of Fraser with its department store rival Debenhams, in an admission that will spark speculation of a full takeover bid.
'Miraculous': Boy survives after meat skewer pierces skull
When Cunningham arrived at his local hospital, doctors immediately forwarded him on to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. It was one in a million for it to pass 5 or 6 inches through the front of the face to the back and not have hit these things'.
Ashley thanked Hellawell and Bentley for their "valuable service and significant contributions" and insisted his strategy to transform House of Fraser into the "Harrods of the high street" would be a "game changer".
It is not clear whether Hellawell, a controversial figure who has been under pressure from major shareholder advisory groups, had the support of independent shareholders who had voted before the meeting, because the motions to reappoint both Hellawell and Bentley were withdrawn just before the meeting.
"Having overseen significant improvements in the working practices and corporate governance of the company, which includes a refresh of the board, now is the right time for me to step aside", Mr Hellawell said.
"I have every confidence that the group will continue to go from strength to strength", he said.
Lawyers representing the Financial Reporting Council had "characterised" Sports Direct's approach as "one of obfuscation and delay verging on obstruction", and Mr Justice Arnold says that criticism is "entirely justified". He is also a non-executive director of Fulham Football Club.
Glass Lewis, the investor advisory group, accused the board of "poor governance" and urged investors to vote against the re-election of Hellawell, Bentley and Ashley.
Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has been dealt a blow by a High Court judge.
The Belgian global has iterated that he never wanted to leave Tottenham, and that the rumours suggesting the same were untrue. Opinion from Spurs fans is split, with some happy at his comments and others reserving judgement until he signs a new deal.
On y voit le producteur Harvey Weinstein , en 2011, tenter de flirter avec Melissa Thompson lors d'un rendez-vous professionnel. Est-ce que j'ai le droit de flirter avec toi? ", ce à quoi la jeune femme répond: "on verra, un petit peu".
Fidèle à la musique rock et punk qu'il affectionne, Rachid Taha y a fait infuser dans ses chansons des sonorités orientales. L'interprète de Ya Rayah avait notamment participé à la tournée 1,2,3 soleil aux côtés de Faudel et Khaled.
Many use fruit- or candy-flavored liquids that critics say appeal to kids, and risk addicting them to nicotine. FDA had taken a slow approach to allow manufacturers to figure out how to submit products for consideration.
Sheriff's interviewed more than 30 witnesses and have served five search warrants, according to the CBS affiliate KBAK-TV. A spree shooter shot and killed five people, including his wife, and then committed suicide.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin led the USA delegation of top trade officials to Beijing where they met with their counterparts. China has threatened retaliation, which could include action against USA companies operating there.
Cette mesure vise à simplifier le recours à ces dispositifs, afin que davantage de bénéficiaires se fassent connaître. L'Etat limitera en outre à 10% le reste à charge des communes défavorisées pour la construction de crèches .
L'étape suivante pour Earth Wake est de fabriquer une machine plus grande qui pourrait traiter 70 kilos de déchets par heure. Samuel Le Bihan estime son prix à 50'000 euros, somme certes coquette mais qui serait amortie en un an.
The storm was about 235 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and was moving at about 17 mph on Thursday morning. Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast.
Mort de Mac Miller : l'hommage émouvant d'Ariana Grande
Cette petite fille était incroyablement impliquée et a été d'une aide essentielle pour qu'il reste en bonne santé. Laissez-la tranquille", s'est-il insurgé en répondant à un internaute. "Elle était son p*tain de G (gangster)".
Dirk Nowitzki Says Luka Doncic is Better Than He Was at 19
But at the age of 40, the team needs to find an heir to Nowitzki and he believes Doncic has the ability to become a superstar. Although they're keen to manage expectations, it's clear that the Mavs feel they've got a gem on their hands.
Coli led to deaths of British couple in hotel
But daughter Kelly Ormerod, 40, claimed her parents, from Burnley, were "fit and healthy" and has demanded a full investigation. Thomas Cook , meanwhile, said it needed time for its own experts to review the prosecutor's statement.
EU President says Brexit threatens North, not EU
Instead, Juncker said merely that this force would be strengthened with an additional 10,000 border guards. "This is why we want to find a creative solution that prevents a hard border in Northern Ireland".
Nixon slams pro-Cuomo mailer as 'hateful, divisive'
Nixon says it's too late to send a mailer and on Sunday suggested that Cuomo instead hold a press conference to apologize. New York Democratic Party executive director Geoff Berman vowed Saturday via "It will not happen again".
Shooting near Chicago’s South Side high school injures 3 teens
Two of those students were in critical condition on Tuesday morning, and one had been stabilized, reports CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli. A gunman walked out an alley in the 800 block of East 89th Street and shot him in the neck just after 1:30 p.m., police said.