Report: Aston Villa yet to receive any offers for Christian Benteke

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The striker has been heavily linked with a moved away this summer.

Rumours surrounding Christian Benteke’s impending exit from Aston Villa are nothing new and have cropped up in each transfer window in the last few years.

This summer is no different, with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United among those linked by talkSPORT in recent days.

The Belgian striker is reported to have a £32.5 million release clause in his contract and it appears it has worked as a deterrent for would-be buyers.

Sky Sports report that Villa are yet to receive any offers for Benteke and are hopeful he will sign a new contract.

Villa's star striker has two years to run on his current deal but isn’t interested in extending any further, according to the Sky sources.

Relief for Aston Villa fans

The striker’s presence is vital in a Villa side that will look to build upon Premier League survival and an FA Cup final next season.

In what will come as a relief to Villa fans, Benteke’s exit now seems improbable unless the Villans alter their stance considerably.

The buyout clause is highly unlikely to be matched by any of the interested clubs, and unless Villa decide to sell for considerably lower, the 15-goal man should be lining up at Villa Park come next season.

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