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Ian Holloway told to keep quiet by Fulham boss

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Fulham manager Martin Jol has criticised Ian Holloway for announcing that Darren Bent's move to Crystal Palace had broken down due to the striker being set to sign for the Cottagers.

The Eagles boss told BBC London 94.9 that he had missed out on the striker because he was ready to sign for Fulham.

But Jol refused to confirm the move, and said: "I'm not sure other managers should say that because we're not 100% sure about the player.

"Maybe he's right, maybe not. We will see in the next day or so," he added.

Although the Dutchman has refused to confirm the move, his Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert confirmed today that the striker has been in West London completing a medical and expects the deal to go through very shortly.

"He's just away down to Fulham. I think it's well documented now that he's down there having a medical and that's the last I've heard," Lambert confirmed.

"I am happy with all my players, but I've always said we need pace upfront. We had four, but now we've got only two. We won't pay the big transfer fees but ideally we would get in two or three new players," the Dutch manager also said.

Fulham have been busy so far in the transfer window bringing in six new recruits including Adel Taarabt on loan from Queens Park Rangers and Maarten Stekelenburg for an undisclosed fee from Roma.

Bent, a club record £18million signing in 2011, fell out of favour at Villa Park after the arrival of Christian Benteke at the start of last season.

He scored only six goals in 23 appearances for the claret and blues last season, with his last goal coming on the final day of the season against Wigan.

 

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