English Premiership

Liverpool's Klopp to hold onto Benteke?

2016-08-17 10:20
Christian Benteke and Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool have reportedly rejected an improved offer of £30m from Crystal Palace for out-of-favour striker Christian Benteke.

The 25-year-old appears to be heading for the Anfield exit after being left out of Jurgen Klopp's matchday squad for their opening-day victory over Arsenal at the Emirates.

And, after seeing an opening bid of £25m rejected by the Merseysiders, the Eagles have come back to the negotiation table with an improved offer, worth £23m up front plus £7m in add-ons.

However, it has been suggested the Reds are holding out for a fee closer to the £32.5m they paid Aston Villa to secure his services in 2015.

Palace are likely to make a third bid for Benteke as they look to bolster their attacking options following the sale of winger Yannick Bolasie to Everton for £25m on Monday.

Since joining Liverpool, Benteke has made 42 appearances in all competitions, bagging 10 goals in the process.


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