Video: Benteke heads off on tour with Aston Villa despite Liverpool links

The Belgian international is rumoured to be the subject of strong interest from the Reds, but he is remaining professional about the situation.

Christian Benteke has joined up with his Aston Villa teammates on their pre-season trip to Portgual this week.

The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, with some publications such as the Telegraph stating that the giant Belgian is eager to push a move to Anfield through.

But whether or not the 24-year-old is interested in making that switch, he has at least made himself available for the club's pre-season tour of Portugal.

The same cannot be said of Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, who is so determined to leave Merseyside that the Guardian say he i against going on the club's upcoming tour of Asia.

Villa published a video of their star attacker joining the rest of the squad as they boarded a plane to the south of the country, ahead of matches against Fulham on Saturday and Braga next week.

Also present on the trip were new signings Micah Richards and Mark Bunn, though captain Fabian Delph was not on the plane, with his wife due to give birth to their second child in the near future according to the Mirror.

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