Crystal Palace in talks to sign Christian Benteke from Liverpool - Sky sources

Christian Benteke came off the bench in the victory over Manchester City
Image: Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Christian Benteke from Liverpool

Crystal Palace are in talks to sign striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool, according to Sky sources.

Palace have returned to the negotiating table after their £25m bid was turned down last month.

Liverpool value the striker at £32m and believe that is fair considering the prices currently being paid for players by Premier League clubs.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects striker Christian Benteke to leave the club this summer

Jurgen Klopp said at the weekend selling Benteke "makes sense" but warned interested clubs against trying to get the 25-year-old on the cheap.

Palace are keen to complete the deal before their first game of the season against West Brom on Saturday.

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Liverpool paid Aston Villa £32.5m for Benteke last summer but the Belgium international striker started just eight Premier League games after Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager.

Jurgen Klopp, Christian Benteke, victory celeb, Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Premier League
Image: Klopp expects Benteke to leave the club this summer

It is understood the Anfield side want to recoup the money they paid Villa and are prepared to wait until next summer, with the player having four years left to run on his deal.

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