Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is having a medical at Motspur Park ahead of a proposed loan move to Fulham, according to Sky Sports News.

The 24 year-old forward has been a long-term target of Fulham manager Martin Jol and the Londoners are believed to have had two bids of between £5m and £6m rejected. Bent has been frozen out at Villa Park by current manager Paul Lambert and is understood to be keen to return to the capital. Jol has made the capture of another striker his main priority before the transfer window closes.