Premier League giants interested in Belgium
Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke is set for pastures new this summer, and is ready to accept a move to Liverpool.
The striker has a £32.5m release clause in his contract, which the Reds are willing to meet.
The deal hinges on wages, as Benteke is asking for a contract worth £150,000 per week.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are also keen on the Belgian hitman, who scored 13 league goals for Villa this season, 11 of those after Tim Sherwood replaced Paul Lambert as manager.
Benteke was the Premier League Player of the Month, and played a key part in Villa’s run to the FA Cup Final.
He was largely ineffective though, as Villa lost 4-0 to Arsenal.
This doesn’t seem to have deterred Liverpool, however, who need striking reinforcements for next term.
by Steve Osborne