Fulham ready to bid for Villa outcast Bent
The People says Bent, 28 injured his hamstring on a rare outing in the Capital One Cup quarter-final at Norwich earlier this month. But he is due to return to full fitness by mid-January and Villa remain open to offers.
Fulham boss Martin Jol could meet Villa's £8million asking price, though Bent might have to take a minor cut to his £65,000-a-week Villa wages to move to Craven Cottage.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp could also join the bidding, although his spending power at Loftus Road is limited.