Earlier this season, it had appeared that Benteke’s flame had extinguished, with a series of injuries limiting his impact upon the pitch.
The Belgian international’s absence was heavily linked with being a main reason behind Aston Villa’s slide towards the foot of the Premier League table, but since the appointment of Tim Sherwood as head coach, the striker, 24, has enjoyed a revitalisation of his skills - much to Villa’s relief.
However, the impact of his great goalscoring - with nine goals in 23 games this term - has inevitably led to the transfer rumours about his future resurfacing.
Any club across Europe’s top leagues that is looking for a striker would be tempted to make a move for Benteke, and the latest to enter the race for his signature is Serie A club AC Milan.
The report in Calciomercato claims that the club are still looking for a leading striker to replace the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure a number of years ago. Bennett certainly has the ability to lead the line, and Milan are reportedly preparing a €10 million offer for him.
This fee seems exceptionally small for a player of Benteke’s talents, and, with Villa unwilling to sell, they will surely hold out for a much larger fee before even entering negations with a buying club.