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Thursday media watch [15.08.13 PM]: Bent set for Fulham
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15th Aug 2013
Thursday media watch [15.08.13 PM]: Bent set for Fulham


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Aston Villa striker Darren Bent was today having a medical at Fulham after snubbing Crystal Palace. The Cottagers have gazumped Palace who were trying to land Bent and agreed a season-long loan deal.

Express and Star: Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph today insisted Aleksandar Tonev has been handed a licence to thrill and can be the Premier League's surprise package. Delph expects claret and blue new-boy Tonev to shine in the top flight.

ClubCall: Aston Villa target Hiroshi Kiyotake insists he has no plans to move to the Premier League and is happy with current club Nurnberg. Villa have been already seen one bid for the Japan international rejected and were rumoured to be planning a second offer.

ClubCall: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed Darren Bent is undergoing a medical at Fulham with a view to a season-long loan deal. Crystal Palace had seemingly been on the verge of signing the 29-year-old until Eagles manager Ian Holloway announcedon Thursday morning that Bent had chosen Craven Cottage over Selhurst Park.

Goal.com: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed Darren Bent is undergoing a medical at Fulham with a view to a season-long loan deal. Crystal Palace had seemingly been on the verge of signing the 29-year-old until Eagles manager Ian Holloway announced on Thursday morning that Bent had chosen Craven Cottage over Selhurst Park.

Sporting Life: Martin Jol has issued a cautious response to the suggestion that Fulham have signed Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway announced on Thursday morning that Bent had chosen Craven Cottage over Selhurst Park but Jol, who signed the 29-year-old when at Tottenham in 2007, denied a deal had been done.

Goal.com: Ian Holloway has revealed that Crystal Palace target Darren Bent is set to join Fulham. The Premier League new-boys had hoped to make the striker their 10th signing of the close-season but Holloway admitted that a deal now looks unlikely.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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