Benteke not close to Liverpool departure – Agent

Date published: Tuesday 12th July 2016 9:07

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Christian Benteke is not close to a move away from Liverpool and wants to fight for his future at Anfield, according to the striker’s agent.

The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Crystal Palace in recent weeks, with reports on Sunday claiming the Eagles had agreed terms with Benteke despite being yet to settle on a fee with Liverpool. Sarah Winterburn feels good Christian could rise again at Palace.

However, Kismet Eris, who represents Benteke and helped broker his £32.5million move from Aston Villa last summer, has told Sky Sports News there is “nothing in” these rumours and insists his client wants to fight for his future under Jurgen Klopp.

Eris was also keen to stress that Benteke is just one year into a five-year deal on Merseyside, which is believed to be worth £120,000 a week.

A move to Palace would see the striker become their top earner and Alan Pardew’s side are determined to land a big-name forward this summer, having already lost out to Chelsea over Michy Batshuayi.

Benteke has just come back from holiday after featuring in Belgium’s squad at Euro 2016 and is still due more time off before his return to Klopp’s pre-season preparations.

The Belgium forward is also being linked with a move to West Ham, though the Hammers are to make an official approach for the player.

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