Belgian striker Christian Benteke is currently surplus to requirements at Anfield, but Liverpool are still holding out for a fee near the £30 million mark. The Reds are hoping for a breakthrough soon though, with long-time admirers Crystal Palace about to sell winger Yannick Bolasie to Everton for £25 million.
Crystal Palace have long been interested in a possible move for Benteke, who has struggled for game time at Anfield since the arrival of new manager Jurgen Klopp. After initially being warded off by the hefty price-tag, they have reportedly re-opened negotiations with the Reds over the 25-year-old forward.
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) August 9, 2016
Crystal Palace reopen negotiations with Liverpool over Christian Benteke. It’s a done deal once Pards gets involved. https://t.co/jVdfFwU4Fj
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 9, 2016
Crystal Palace could well be banking on the departure of 27-year-old winger Yannick Bolasie to Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton. The Toffees are reportedly close to agreeing a £25 million deal for Bolasie, and Reds fans are hoping that amount is reinvested in Palace’s pursuit of Benteke.
Everton closing in on signing Yannick Bolasie for £25M. [ESPN]
Why am I reporting this? Because this all but funds Palace’s Benteke deal.
— Mik (@MikLFC) August 9, 2016
Everton basically paying for Benteke here. Cheers lads.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) August 9, 2016
£30m for Bolasie is a bit mad. Certainly won’t complain as The Ev’s money are basically going to our pockets. #Benteke
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) August 9, 2016
Liverpool must be laughing, Everton are paying for Crystal Palace to buy Benteke. Crazy when you think about it!
— Brandon (@itsbeanybaby) August 9, 2016
Can’t thank the Ev enough for funding Palace to buy Benteke off us 😀👏🏻
— Antony Gallagher (@AGallagher2) August 9, 2016
If palace get £30 mil for bolaise will surely mean a deal can be done then for benteke. #LFC
— Ben Murdoch (@bmillustrator) August 9, 2016
So Bolasie leaves for Everton, pretty certain now that Benteke will be on his way to Crystal Palace ! #LFC
— Hamza (@Hamza_235) August 9, 2016
Palace getting £30m for Bolasie from Everton. Wonder what they’re going to spend that on…. https://t.co/CZIn3NIK4d
— Jurgen Klopp (@ItsJurgenKlopp) August 9, 2016
££30m to Palace for Bolasie off Everton
£30m to Liverpool for Benteke off Palace@CPFC Sign him up lads 👍
— Spion Klopp (@Jay_78_) August 9, 2016
£30m for Benteke. pic.twitter.com/8hIoJAKFaL
— Nav Bhogal (@NavBhogal_) August 9, 2016
Bolasie great signing for Everton and it’s paved Benteke away. Next up left back pls Mr Klopp #LFC
— Luke Pearce (@lukepearce93) August 9, 2016
Benteke money should go for Hector
— Klopp (@Kloppist) August 9, 2016