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Charlie Austin on Aston Villa’s radar


Villains prepare to splash Christian Benteke cash

Aston Villa have highlight Charlie Austin as a potential replacement for outgoing Christian Benteke.

The Belgium international is on the brink of joining Liverpool after they activated his release clause, which stands at a staggering £32.4million.

With the fee agreed, Benteke is set to undergo a medical in Merseyside over the next couple of days, and with the powerhouse all-but out of the door, following Fabian Delph, focus now turns to signings at Villa Park.

Benteke Out/Austin In?

According to reports, Tim Sherwood will be allowed to reinvest the Benteke money into the squad, and will start by signing a suitable replacement for the outgoing striker.

It’s believed Villa want to try and sign Queens Park RangersAustin in order to replace Benteke after the England international had a superb debut Premier League season last year.

Austin netted 18 goals for QPR but it wasn’t enough to keep them in the top-flight as they were relegated once again to the Championship.

After suffering relegation, it was made clear that Austin would be in line for a quick return to top-flight football, with several teams interested, but it looks like Villa could make a formal move.

Rivaled Interest

Leicester City have already had a £12m bid turned down by The Rs, who want at least £15m, and it’s thought that Newcastle United, West Ham United, Southampton and Chelsea could all be plotting bids too.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt


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