Christian Benteke could be Liverpool's last summer signing

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke
Image: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke: Medical progressing well

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is likely to be Liverpool's final signing of the summer, according to Sky sources.

Benteke’s medical is currently ongoing and "progressing well", according to Sky Sports News HQ reporter Kaveh Solhekol, who is out in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur with the Liverpool squad.

Benteke’s arrival had been expected to be confirmed by the Reds on Tuesday afternoon but is now due to be announced on Wednesday.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been busy in the transfer market this summer, bringing in James Milner, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Nathanial Clyne, Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez.

Belgium striker Benteke is expected to be the last piece in the jigsaw for Rodgers, who is splashing out £32.5m on a player former Villa boss Paul Lambert spent £5.5m on three years ago.

Players warm up during a Liverpool FC training session
Image: Liverpool have been touring Australia and south-east Asia in pre-season

Solhekol said: "Benteke was his No 1 target. He has already signed six players this summer and there is a general feeling at the club that he will be the last.

"There are still stories linking Liverpool with a move for Marco Reus and Real Madrid’s Asier Illarramendi. But I’ve been told those reports are nonsense.

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"As far as Liverpool are concerned, I’ve been told they are just working on tying up that Christian Benteke deal and then as far as Brendan Rodgers is concerned he has the players that he needs for next season."

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