Liverpool’s out of favour striker Christian Benteke is now keen to leave the club on loan if we cannot agree a permanent deal for his departure, writes Dominic King in the Daily Mail.
Liverpool however are adamant that we’ll only sell should a club meet the forward’s £30m asking price.
Crystal Palace bid £25m but that was rejected earlier in the summer with Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff deciding that we’ll wait until the end of the window in an attempt to recoup most of the £32.5m we spent on the Belgian powerhouse last summer.
Klopp didn’t use Benteke in any of his pre-season Tour games over in America, which was obviously an attempt to prove to the attacker he won’t get matches unless he pines for a move.
Benteke understands this, but we’re not going to loan out such a potentially profitable striker.
Hopefully, Palace or the also interested West Ham return with another bid soon. There’s less than a month left of the transfer window and we’d be really disappointed if we eventually sanction a loan deal having turned down £25m.