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Crystal Palace re-open Benteke talks

Crystal Palace have re-opened talks with Liverpool over the signing of Christian Benteke.

The Eagles were strongly linked with making a move for the Belgian earlier in the transfer window, but refused to meet Liverpools asking price if £32million.

Despite the strikers less than impressive form for the club, the Reds still want to recoup much of the £32.5million fee that they shelled out on the striker just 12 months ago.

Palace initially only offered up to £25million for the striker, but have now re-opened talks with Jurgen Klopp’s team after agreeing to make an offer that could potentially meet Liverpool’s £32million asking price, including addons.

Benteke is keen on the move to the Capital in an attempt to resurect his career, and should not face a problem in agreeing personal terms, as Crystal Palace are prepared to match the £120,000-a-week that he currently earns at Anfield.

Ironically, the deal to take Benteke to Crystal Palace could in fact be financed by Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals, who have reportedly agreed a fee in the region of £30million to take Yannick Bolasie to Goodison Park.

Alan Pardew is hoping a deal can be secured in time for the opening Premier League game of the season where they face West Bromwich Albion at home on Saturday afternoon.

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