Senior Liverpool attacker agrees terms with top-tier rivals - report
By Amir Mir
Christian Benteke has agreed verbal terms with Crystal Palace, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim the Liverpool striker is edging closer to a move to Selhurst Park after his representatives held positive talks with the London club.
The Belgium striker is currently on international duty at Euro 2016, but it is being reported that Jurgen Klopp does not see the targetman in his future plans which has resulted in his representatives talking to Palace officials this week.
The 25-year-old was signed by the Anfield club for £30million from Aston Villa last summer, but a lack of form and game time has seen his form and status dip at an alarming rate.
Benteke scored 42 goals in 89 appearances during his time at Villa, but that form dipped after his big money move to Anfield which saw him net on nine occasions in 29 games in all competitions for the club.
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Alan Pardew wants to add much needed firepower to his attacking line after the south London club only scored 39 League goals in the previous campaign.
Liverpool’s number 9 has four years left on his contract and it is said that the club want to recoup much of the £30million they paid to Villa
The south London club have already signed Andros Townsend from Newcastle after triggering his £12.9 million release clause on Thursday.
Pardew also sold striker Dwight Gayle to Championship side Newcastle for a fee of £9million, so a move for another big name striker is imminent for the FA Cup finalists.
In other Liverpool transfer news, a Brazil sensation has responded to talk he could move to Anfield.