Fulham striker Darren Bent has explained turning down Crystal Palace this summer.

Bent looked set for a loan move to Selhurst Park before deciding to join Fulham at the last minute after Martin Jol made a late swoop for the Aston Villa forward.

He said: "I spoke to Ian Holloway but I always knew Fulham was the place for me.

"No disrespect to Crystal Palace or Ian Holloway, they are a fantastic club and he is a fantastic manager but I could only ever see myself coming to Fulham."

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