Turkish side Besiktas probably cannot afford our £32.5 million asking price for unwanted Belgian striker, Christian Benteke.
According to the Echo, the club’s president Fikret Orman confirmed his interest in the player, but added that meeting his market valuation would be tough.
“Benteke is a great player but he has a very high market valuation,” he said.
“I want Benteke but Liverpool want a lot for him. It won’t be an easy transfer but we will see.”
Klopp recently suggested that no club could expect to get a cut-price deal on the 25-year-old, saying there would be “no presents” (Echo).
“If there are clubs that want a real striker from us, they have to make real offers and not hope for anything else. We’ll find solutions,” said the German last week.
Benteke has not played in any of our pre-season matches and is no behind Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, and Roberto Firmino in the pecking order.
Palace had a £26.5 million bid rejected earlier this summer, but have not come back with anything more substantial.