Gunners amongst host of clubs looking to sign Belgian forward.
Arsenal are leading the chase for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke according to The Daily Mail.
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Benteke’s performances have been one of the positive notes of a disappointing season for Villa, with the Belgian’s goals meaning the club have a fighting chance of beating relegation.
But those performances have alerted a host of top clubs, who are set to make their move at the end of the season.
If the Birmingham club were to be relegated, Benteke would almost certainly have to be sold as one of the club’s best and most valuable players however even if the club do manage to stay up, they are likely to face a struggle to hold on to the forward.
Arsenal are thought to be at the front of the pack and are keen to bring the player in to provide a regular goal threat to their side. The club currently sit in sixth and have struggled to find a permanent goalscorer following the summer sale of Robin Van Persie.
They are likely to face a battle for his signature however, with Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City rumoured to be ready to make an approach as well.
Arsenal are thought to have the edge however as the Belgian international is understood to be an Arsenal fan.
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