Christian Benteke RUMORS & NEWS

  • Liverpool will trigger £32.5m release clause to beat Man Utd to sign Christian Benteke

    The Express "The Anfield club had previously baulked at matching the fee, valuing Benteke at nearer £25m, but are now ready to meet it and deliver the player Rodgers has coveted. It will amount to a statement of the club’s intent ahead of the new season. Further discussions between Liverpool chief..." July 16

  • Manchester United eye up move to trump Liverpool for £32.5million Christian Benteke

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are monitoring Christian Benteke’s position at Aston Villa as they consider rivalling Liverpool in the race for the Belgium international. Louis van Gaal has re-shaped his squad with the arrivals of Matteo Darmin, Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin,..." July 15

  • Liverpool preparing bid Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke - sources

    ESPN FC "Liverpool are preparing a bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, sources have told ESPN FC. With Raheem Sterling's move to Manchester City set to be confirmed, Liverpool now have the funds available to launch a bid for Benteke, who has been on their radar for some time. Liverpool..." July 14

  • Roma hope to beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United to £30m Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke

    Daily Mail "Roma are hoping to convince Aston Villa to sell Christian Benteke this summer. Villa boss Tim Sherwood has described the Belgium international as the best striker in Europe on current form and there is no shortage of interest. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City have all discussed..." May 14

  • Liverpool target Christian Benteke to make decision on Aston Villa future in June

    The Express "The Belgium international is hot property after firing 11 goals in his last 10 games for Villa and helping them reach the FA Cup final. Benteke will lead the line for Tim Sherwood's side against Arsenal at Wembley on May 30. He will then link up with the Belgium national squad for their..." May 13

  • Liverpool ‘make £30m Christian Benteke their top transfer target’

    Metro "Liverpool have made signing Christian Benteke their top transfer priority, according to reports. The Reds are looking to add a proven goalscorer to their ranks this summer, and have been linked with a host of names." May 08

  • Christian Benteke faces £15,000 pay cut if Aston Villa fail to avoid the drop

    Daily Mail "Christian Benteke faces a substantial pay cut if his goals are not enough to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League – but is set to attract interest should he continue his scoring streak. Whatever Villa's Premier League status this summer, Benteke's future will be discussed as his contract,..." April 09

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert claims £25m would only buy Christian Benteke's left boot

    Daily Star "Lambert is adamant that Villa will resist any attempt to lure away their star striker in the transfer window. The 24-year-old Belgian ace is not for sale even though owner Randy Lerner is looking to flog the club. Villa have scored an alarming 11 goals all season - the lowest tally of any..." January 21

  • Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke ruled out of World Cup after Achilles tendon tear

    Metro "Aston Villa and Belgium have suffered a hammer blow with the news Christian Benteke has been ruled out of the World Cup through injury. The striker has torn his Achilles tendon just weeks ahead of the end of the season, with the news broken by Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur. Terreur,..." April 03

  • Christian Benteke's Aston Villa future won't be certain until after World Cup claims his agent

    Daily Mirror "Christian Benteke's agent has admitted he will decide the Aston Villa striker's future after the World Cup. Benteke is tied to the Villans until 2017 after signing a £40,000-a-week contract extension last summer, but that came after agent Eric Kismet advised him to hand in a transfer..." March 27

  • Christian Benteke ruled out of Aston Villa's Christmas and New Year fixtures

    Sky Sports "Christian Benteke has been ruled out of Aston Villa's Christmas and New Year fixtures. The striker has been struggling with a knee problem and did not play in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Stoke. Sky Sports News now understands Benteke could also miss the next three games, against Crystal Palace,..." December 23

  • Tottenham plan £28m offer for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke

    Daily Star "Tottenham are plotting a stunning £28m January move for Christian Benteke. They are set to reignite their interest in the Aston Villa hotshot in the next transfer window with a blockbuster bid. The Belgian striker was a Tottenham target in the summer after handing in a transfer request..." October 23

  • Italians to rival Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd in race to sign Christian Benteke

    Daily Star "Lazio are ready to battle Arsenal Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. Benteke was a transfer target for the Premier League trio in the summer however turned his back on a deal away from Villa Park by signing a new four-year contract with the..." October 15

  • Christian Benteke agrees to new surprise deal as Tottenham and Chelsea lose out

    Daily Star "The Premier League side announced the news on Twitter, revealing the striker has signed a new contract. The tweet read: "Christian Benteke agrees a contract extension to keep him at Villa until 2017." Benteke returned to training on time yesterday morning and was put through his paces with..." July 19

  • Benteke heading for showdown with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today

    The Sun "CHRISTIAN BENTEKE is heading for an explosive showdown with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today. Villa’s £25million-rated wantaway striker, 22, is a Tottenham target after slapping in a transfer request last week. But the Belgian could be sentenced to join a growing group of Villa outcasts —..." July 18

  • Chelsea in £25m fight with Tottenham for Christian Benteke

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. The Belgium international handed in a transfer request last night and both London clubs are keen to lure him to the capital. Aston Villa still hope to keep their prize asset but a bid of around..." July 10

  • Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke hands in transfer request

    The Guardian "Christian Benteke has thrown Aston Villa's pre-season plans into turmoil by submitting a transfer request that is expected to lead to Tottenham Hotspur making a formal offer for the striker. Spurs watched Benteke on numerous occasions last season and, after becoming frustrated in their pursuit..." July 09

  • Aston Villa confirm Christian Benteke has handed in a transfer request

    Sky Sports "Aston Villa have confirmed Christian Benteke has handed in a transfer request and the striker will be allowed to leave if a suitable offer is made 'within an appropriate timeframe'. Benteke was a revelation for Villa last season after his £7million arrival from Genk and he scored 19 goals in..." July 08