Fulham lodge improved Bent bid

Sky sources understand that Fulham have made an improved offer for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

Last Updated: 02/08/13 at 14:26 Post Comment

Darren Bent: Was a peripheral figure for Aston Villa last season

Darren Bent: Was a peripheral figure for Aston Villa last season

Cottagers boss Martin Jol is desperate to land a striker who will take some of the pressure off last season's leading scorer Dimitar Berbatov.

Bent was reportedly the subject of a £4m bid from Fulham last month, which was rejected by Villa, but they are believed to have made an improved offer of around £5m.

Newcastle were also linked with the 29-year-old but their interested has cooled, with Alan Pardew linked with a move for QPR's Loic Remy.

Bent was a peripheral figure for Aston Villa last season, mainly due to the impact made by Christian Benteke, and they have further strengthened their attacking options this summer.

Bent cost Villa a club-record £18m - rising to £24m - when they signed him from Sunderland in 2011. He has two years remaining on his contract at Villa Park.

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