Fulham boss Martin Jol intends to make an offer for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent this week.

The People says Jol met new Craven Cottage owner Shahid Khan this week and left confident that he can meet Aston Villa's £5million ­asking price.

The Dutchman has made the signing of an ­out-and-out ­goalscorer his priority this ­summer and has been ­pursuing Bent for some time.