Football - Lambert confirms Bent medical

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed striker Darren Bent is undergoing a medical at Fulham with a view to a season-long loan deal.

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Crystal Palace had seemingly been on the verge of signing the 29-year-old until Eagles manager Ian Holloway announced on Thursday morning that Bent had chosen Craven Cottage over Selhurst Park.

Fulham boss Martin Jol was reticent to comment in detail during his briefing on Thursday afternoon, but Lambert confirmed a deal - with the intention of it becoming permanent next summer - is close.

"He's just away down to Fulham," said the Villa boss.

"I think it's well-documented now that he's down there having a medical and that's the last I've heard."

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