Fulham to bid for Aston Villa defender Davies

Fulham are ready to move for Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies.

The Daily Mail says Davies, 25, joined Villa from West Bromwich Albion in 2008 for £8m.

But he has suffered with injuries and Villa will take around £5m to get him off the pay roll.

Fulham are also keen on Nicky Shorey and Steve Sidwell while Villa's Luke Young, Habib Beye and Nigel Reo-Coker are also likely to be sold.