Liverpool media round-up: Benteke interest renewed, latest on Bacca's future

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool are to rekindle their interest in Aston Villa forward Christian Bentekeaccording to the Daily Mirror, and make a bid of around £25 million for the Belgian striker.

Villa don't seem to be budging from the £32.5 million buy-out clause in the player's contract, something which Liverpool are reluctant to pay as Brendan Rodgers looks to add at least one more striker to the squad.

They also report that no formal approach has been made for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, after plenty of speculation surrounding the Colombian forward.

The Guardian reports that Liverpool are one of two English clubs interested in signing Bacca, his agent Sergio Barila has told the newspaper, but there has been no official approach as of yet.

Barila said: “I spoke with Carlos on Wednesday night and we agreed we need a real solution. Clubs are telling him not to sign anything until they have made an offer but we are still waiting. Liverpool and another English club are among those that have shown an interest but there are also clubs in Italy. What is clear is that they must meet the release clause, but at this stage nobody has.”

Bacca is attracting interest from Milan giants AC and Inter, and his agent has met representatives from both clubs, while Manchester United have reportedly sounded out a potential move for him.

It does seem as though Liverpool's transfer business isn't finished yet as they look to bring in at least one more forward in order to make up for the drop-off in goals they experienced last season compared to the previous campaign.

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