Christian Benteke Liverpool set to trigger £32.5M clause

Liverpool are preparing an offer of £32.5M for Aston Villa striker, Christian Benteke

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  play Liverpool are set to bid for Aston Villa striker, Christian Benteke (John Sibley Livepic)
  play Benteke is currently in pre-season training with Aston Villa in Portugal (Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)
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Liverpool are getting ready to trigger the  £32.5million clause for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Brendan Rodgers have been a long time admirer of the forward are have registered their interest in the 24-year-old despite not making an official offer.

Manchester United however registered their interest in the striker to replace Robin van Persie who has joined Fenerbahce.

The Manchester United interest has prompted Liverpool swiftly swoop in on the striker after initial reluctance over his £32.5million valuation by Aston Villa.

Benteke according to reports have told the club that he wants to leave for a bigger challenge while Aston Villa are waiting for an offer that matches their valuation of the Belgian striker.

If Benteke's bid is successful, it will take Liverpool's summer spending beyond £80million.

Liverpool have already bought six new players this summer.

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