Palace reach agreement for £27m Benteke

Christian Benteke

Benteke has won 26 caps for Belgium

Crystal Palace have reached an agreement with Liverpool to sign Belgium striker Christian Benteke for an initial £27m fee.

The 25-year-old is travelling to London to have a medical and finalise terms.

Benteke, who joined the Reds for £32.5m in July 2015, would be Palace’s record signing, with the deal potentially rising above £30m with add-ons.

Winger Andros Townsend was the Eagles’ previous record signing, having joined from Newcastle for £13m in July.

Palace had an offer worth £23m up front, plus £7m add-ons, for Benteke rejected on Tuesday.

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