If you’d have told Liverpool fans in the summer that Chelsea would be interested in Christian Benteke by January, we’d have assumed the Belgian had hit the ground running at Crystal Palace and that we maybe made a mistake selling him.
But the Belgian forward has scored a modest eight Premier League goals in 19 starts, while being pretty poor during build-up play for the relegation candidates.
Even Sam Allardyce hasn’t got the best out of him, with many expecting the direct manager to feed countless balls onto our former striker’s head.
According to the Guardian, Chelsea are interested in signing the 26-year-old, along with Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku – should the Diego Costa situation become unfixable.
The Spanish striker has fallen out with Antonio Conte and there’s doubts surrounding his long-term Stamford Bridge future.
We got Benteke for £32m, then sold him for the same fee, so if Chelsea did buy him – we’d be looking at a player who’s racked up more than £100m in transfer fees all by himself…