Aston Villa forward Darren Bent is due to have a medical at Fulham on Thursday according to Sky sources.

The 29-year-old was reportedly the subject of a £4m bid from the Cottagers in July which was rejected by Villa but they are believed to have made an improved offer of around £5m.

Bent was a peripheral figure for Aston Villa last season often left on the sidelines with Christian Benteke making his mark on Paul Lambert's side.

And with new attacking options now available to Lambert it would seem the club has opted to finally offload the striker they bought in January 2011 for around £24 from Sunderland.