Report updates West Ham's interest in Liverpool's Christian Benteke; Lacazette targeted instead?

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West Ham have reportedly baulked at Christian Benteke's wages.

According to The Mirror, Liverpool may have to subsidise some of Christian Benteke's wages for a possible transfer, after West Ham baulked at his earnings.

Benteke, 25, joined Liverpool from Aston Villa last summer having hit 49 goals in 101 games for Villa, and he was brought to Anfield with a view to solving Brendan Rodgers' goalscoring problems.

However, the Belgian international has struggled to settle on Merseyside, scoring just eight goals in 32 games, and he is still struggling even with Jurgen Klopp at the helm, who replaced Rodgers back in October.

Now, The Mirror report that Liverpool will look to sell Benteke this summer and attempt to recoup as much of their £32.5m outlay as possible, but face a major problem.

It's suggested that interested clubs like West Ham United have baulked at Benteke's £120,000-a-week wages, and Liverpool would have to continue paying the giant striker a portion of his wages in order to facilitate a summer exit for Benteke.

It seems that West Ham are looking elsewhere too though, as it's also claimed that Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette has become a target for the Hammers.

Lacazette, 24, has hit 68 goals in his last 131 games for Lyon, establishing himself as one of the most dangerous strikers in Europe - and with a summer move to England possibly on the cards for the French international, according to The Mirror, West Ham are believed to have registered an interest in a potentially ambitious move from Slaven Bilic's men.

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