A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.
Officials at Anfield have apparently opted not to make a bid for the Colombian, which would have been around £21 million, and the forward now looks to be close to securing a move to AC Milan.
In terms of Benteke, Liverpool are said to be hopeful of a compromise with Villa as they are not prepared to reach the £32.5 million clause that is reportedly in the Belgian's contract, but he has made it clear he won't be signing a new contract at the club.
The Independent reports that Liverpool could offer players to Villa in part exchange in order to try and do a deal for Benteke.
Liverpool are set to announce their sixth signing of the summer today in the form of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton as he is expected to undergo a medical at the club today ahead of a £12.5 million move - according to Sky Sports among other sources.
Clyne is expected to sign a five year deal at Anfield.