Villa’s Belgian international striker has attracted plenty of attention this summer following his wonderful late season form under former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood.
Benteke notched 15 goals in all competitions last season, taking his Villa tally to 49 strikes in 99 matches since joining the club from Genk in the summer of 2012.
While such talk of a Spurs bid has gone quiet over the past few days, TMW reports that Benteke is now being considered in Italy as Roma’s ideal alternative to Bacca.
Should Spurs push ahead with their interest for Benteke?
While Villa will be reluctant to sell, the Midlands outfit know that their top striker is good enough to play at the top level and it’s only a matter of time before he seeks regular European football.
Tottenham need competition or an alternative to Harry Kane, with fellow strikers Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor once again proving that they are not good enough for regular spots.
Benteke has all the attributes to be a big hit at White Hart Lane, and a transfer could ultimately benefit both clubs to some degree.