According to latest reports, Liverpool are racing way ahead in their pursuit to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. The player has been in incredible form as he managed to score 12 goals in his last 13 games under Tim Sherwood.
The departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has created a great void in Liverpool’s striking force and Brendan Rodgers have brought the likes of Lambert and Balotelli as a replacement last season but both have failed miserably.
Liverpool are looking to offload the likes of Balotelli, Lambert and Borini this summer to make room for transfer budget as they look to have summer spree with lot of new additions expected.
The Reds are ready to buy the striker for a whopping £30million despite Villa not interested to sell their star man. The player currently earns £50,000-a-week at Aston Villa and Liverpool are ready to offer him £100,000-a-week contract.
The 24-year old striker is looking for a club which will give him chance to play for Europe. Liverpool are all but certain with a point on last day will ensure their Europa League qualification for the next season. If Aston Villa manages to win against Arsenal in FA Cup final then they will have a chance to qualify for Europa League next season which will make it difficult for other clubs to lure the player away from Aston Villa.