Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for Aston Villa forward Darren Bent.

Fulham and Newcastle have been leading the way for the former Sunderland Tottenham and England striker who has been training with the youth side after falling out with Villa manager Paul Lambert.

Villa have insisted they want £6million for Bent and that may be a bit steep for Palace as it would match the club-record they have just paid Peterborough for Dwight Gayle.