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Everton ready to make move for Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring Crystal Palace's equaliser
Image: Christian Benteke has also been linked with a move to Chelsea

Everton are ready to continue their summer of spending with a move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke, according to Sky sources.

The Merseysiders have already signed forwards Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney this summer but they now have former Liverpool man Benteke in their sights.

Reports towards the end of the season claimed the striker, who cost Palace a club-record fee of £27m, was considering leaving.

Manager Ronald Koeman is seeking a direct replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who has completed his transfer to Manchester United for a fee which could rise to £90m.

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Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with his team-mates during the Premier League match at Anfield, Li
Image: Benteke (left) celebrates one of his 17 goals for Palace last season

Benteke, who is already being tracked by Chelsea, left Liverpool for Selhurst Park last summer and scored 17 goals under the stewardship of Sam Allardyce last season.

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