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Massive boost handed to Liverpool as Premier League striker says he wants to leave

BentekeThe Times have managed to get our punters looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Liverpool are in line to land Christian Benteke, who has told current side Aston Villa he wants to leave this summer.

As one of our punters notes over a beer and burger, we think that Benteke would jump at the chance to join a top club, but with the Euros coming up, would want some guarantees over how much playing time would actually be afforded to him – and that could well be a problem if Chelsea were to approach the player.

Liverpool are of course set to miss out on Champions League football, which will obviously impact on just who is keen to join them this summer, but money talks and they are still a significant step up from relegation fodder Villa.

Liverpool fans. Do you think that Benteke will join this summer or will Chelsea swoop in and steal him at the last minute, leaving you with only Danny Ings to buy? Let us  know your thoughts below.

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