Fulham boss Martin Jol is a long standing admirer of the striker and despite Bent himself dismissing talk of a transfer the rumor mill is set to go into overdrive on this one with his former manager seriously interested in once again linking up with the player he worked successfully with at Spurs.
Bent himself has moved to distance himself from speculation surrounding a move in the transfer window after falling down the pecking order under Paul Lambert, claiming “It won’t come from my side. I won’t ask for a transfer, of course I wouldn’t do that.”
However with the England International not getting any younger and becoming privately more and more frustrated with life at the struggling club how far these sentiments will go should a bid actually come in for the player in January remains to be seen.
From his side, Jol has been making all the right noises, stating that “If your club wants to be top ten, you need strikers such as Darren Bent, who’ll score 15-20 goals a season.” Fulham have made an impressive start to the season and with Villa struggling to keep their heads above water, Bent may well find the “bigger clubs” he professes to want to play for come calling in January and make him an offer too good to refuse.