Christian Benteke will decide on his Aston Villa future after Belgium’s summer internationals amid consistent links with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.
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Mirror Online say the forward, who has two years left on his current deal, is not intending to sign an extension at Villa Park despite the FA Cup finalists planning to offer him a new contract.
Villa, say the Mirror, understand this position and are willing to let him leave if they receive an offer of at least £32 million for a player they signed for £7m from Genk in 2012.
Benteke’s incredible form this season, which puts Villa on the brink of safety from relegation and will be crucial if they are to beat Arsenal in their FA Cup final at Wembley later this month, has also attracted interest abroad from AS Roma.
With so many clubs eager to sign him, the report claims no decisions will be made until after Belgium have played France on 7th June and a European Championship qualifier against Wales five days later.
Benteke has scored 11 goals in his last 12 games, a revitalisation of sorts under new boss Tim Sherwood following an achilles issue which required surgery and kept him out of last year’s Brazil World Cup.