Liverpool close in on Christian Benteke transfer

Brendan Rodgers’ side is set to complete a big money move for the Belgian international from Aston Villa as the Reds eye the striker as a replacement for Mario Balotelli

The Reds had been heavily tipped with a move for the Villa star man and it appears that they have already triggered the player’s buyout clause rumoured to be in the region of 32.5 million pounds and are set to complete the transfer in the coming days or may be by the end of this day.

With this transfer, it is clear that Mario Balotelli’s future at the club is becoming pretty clear with the Italian international ready to be shipped off in the coming days. Reports claim that Italian Serie A side Sampdoria are pretty keen on signing the former AC Milan and Internazionale striker but the player will have to take a serious wage cut in order to secure such a transfer.