Liverpool transfer news: Atletico Madrid planning shock £37m swoop for Christian Benteke

Atletico Madrid are ready to splash £37m on Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, according to reports in Spain.

The Belgian has struggled for form this season and has found the net just eight times in over 30 appearances.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, that has not put Atletico off and they are ready to go big for the forward this summer.

Manager Diego Simeone is reportedly a huge fan of the 25-year-old and scouted him during his days at Aston Villa.

Following the sale of Jackson Martinez to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for £32m in January, Atletico have money to burn.

And Simeone has urged the club’s board to meet the £37m Liverpool are asking for Benteke in order to snap him up this summer.

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