Further interest in unsettled Benteke

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has emerged as a target for Turkish outfit Besiktas but a deal appears unlikely.

Liverpool: Further interest in unsettled BentekeLiverpool: Further interest in unsettled Benteke

The Belgian forward only moved to Merseyside from Aston Villa last July but after a difficult first season with the club he has been tipped to depart this summer.

A number of clubs have been linked in recent weeks, including Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, Sunderland and West Ham, but as yet Liverpool’s valuation has not been met.

Reports in Turkey now claim Besiktas are planning to make a move for the 25-year-old and they are willing to pay a fee in the region of £21million.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said last week his club would only listen to “serious offers” and it is understood the Anfield outfit are holding out for around £30million for the unsettled striker, as they bid to recoup the majority of their £32.5million outlay last summer.

Palace are thought to have seen a bid of £25million rejected earlier in the summer and if Besiktas are to tempt Liverpool into a sale they will have to significantly increase their planned reported offer to complete a deal for Benteke during the current transfer window.

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