Liverpool have agreed a deal with Crystal Palace for the sale of Christian Benteke.
BBC Sport’s David Ornstein reports on Thursday evening that the clubs have “agreed a fee of £27 million plus add-ons that could see the deal rise to above £30 million”.
Ornstein adds that Benteke is on his way to south London to undergo a medical and agree personal terms on the move.
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The Daily Express‘ Paul Joyce says the “realistic add-ons” of the deal could total an extra £5 million for Liverpool.
Palace had a bid rejected by Liverpool earlier this week due to unrealistic add-on stipulations with a base fee of £23 million.
The Eagles had renewed their interest in Benteke after having a £25 million bid turned down earlier in the summer.
Belgian international Benteke was signed by former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in July 2015 for £32.5 million and went on to make 42 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals.
However it became increasingly clear that the 25-year-old was not part of Jurgen Klopp‘s plans at Anfield, deemed unsuitable for the German’s methods. Benteke didn’t play a minute of Liverpool’s nine pre-season friendlies.
Klopp made his stance on the striker’s future firmly clear when he told press earlier this month, “Everyone knows about it. Christian already said it — maybe it makes sense to go to another club.
“But he’s still a great striker. If there are clubs that want a striker from us, they have to make real offers and not hope for anything else. We’ll find solutions.”