Striker Christian Benteke has reportedly agreed personal terms with Crystal Palace as Liverpool look to recoup as much of the £32.5 million they spent on him a year ago.
Benteke has been linked with a move to Palace this week and the Eagles have today signed Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend and Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.
Alan Pardew’s side desperately need a new forward, with the Eagles that desperate they signed Emanuel Adebayor in January.
A report in the Mail on Friday evening claims Benteke has agreed to the personal terms on offer from the Selhurst Park club, but Liverpool are holding out for close to £30 million for the Belgium international.
The Reds signed Benteke from Aston Villa last summer but he’s never looked suited to the style of play at Anfield and fell down the strikers pecking order after Jurgen Klopp‘s arrival.
Benteke finds himself behind Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino and likely Danny Ings in Klopp’s options.
Liverpool are hoping to recoup most of the £30 million spent on Sadio Mane when they offload Benteke – the club’s most expensive ever signing.
Paul Joyce of the Express reports that Palace have made a £25 million bid for Benteke, and are now “waiting for a response.”
A move to Palace would seemingly suit all parties.