Ouch. Big Boys Chasing Villa's Christian Benteke?
Jeremy Cross of The Daily Star has an article quoting 'pals` of Christian Benteke saying the striker wants to leave Villa whether we are relegated or not.
The report says that will 'spark a £16million race` for his services.
The usual suspects are named as suitors, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Spurs were also linked last month (Click Here) in another report.
This report says Starsport understands Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is leading the race to sign Benteke, who has made no secret of his love for the London outfit.
This is just press talk to be fair, but............
Meanwhile Mat Kendrick has a report in The Birmingham Mail where Paul Lambert is quoted as saying he`d not be available on the cheap.
I must admit, I`d prefer to have read 'he`s not available` ... full stop.
When asked if he has doubled in value the Villa boss says 'yes by miles`.
"When the guy came in people were saying to me 'who is he and why are you going for someone from Genk?` With what he`s done he`s a cult hero." Adding, "He`s not just going to walk out of here for the value he came for, that`s for sure."
And when asked if the player was unhappy: "If that`s the whispers coming back then..it`s funny that because he doesn`t speak! So I`ve not heard it. He`s a cracking big guy and really humble. If he keeps that he could be anything he wants to be."
Our forum thread on the subject: Click Here