Liverpool have knocked back a big money offer from fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace for misfit striker Christian Benteke.
The bid of £23 million plus £7 million in potential add ons was deemed too low, with the Anfield club keen to recoup as much of the £32.5 million that they paid for the Belgian 12 months ago.
Since joining the Reds, 25-year-old Benteke has failed to establish himself as a key member of the side and is not the sort of player that fits manager Jurgen Klopp’s system.
West Brom are also keen on Benteke and would be willing to meet Liverpool’s valuation, but the player does not want to move to The Hawthorns.
Everton and Sunderland have also been following the fortunes of Benteke, who is seeking around £120,000-a-week in wages.
– The Express
Benteke scored nine times for Liverpool in his 29 Premier League outings last season.
He has been capped 26 times for Belgium, who are now managed by ex-Everton boss Roberto Martinez.
Benteke would have had to win Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix and MasterChef for the £7million worth of add-ons to be triggered. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 16, 2016
— Express Sport (@DExpress_Sport) August 16, 2016