Bookmakers release odds for Christian Benteke's summer transfer; West Ham clear favourites

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Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has been linked with a summer move away from the club.

After a miserable season at Anfield, Liverpool striker Christian Benteke could leave the club this summer - and bookmakers believe West Ham to be a possible destination.

Benteke, 25, was snapped up by former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers last summer, having smashed an impressive 49 goals in 101 games for Aston Villa.

The Belgian arrived having built up quite the reputation for himself in the Premier League, starring with his combination of power, pace and aerial ability - but it hasn't gone to plan for him at Liverpool.

Benteke has scored just eight goals in 34 games for Liverpool, and has fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp, sparking suggestions of a move away from the club this summer

Recently, Sky Sports reported that West Ham United are keen to land Benteke, given that Slaven Bilic's men are in the market for a striker this summer. Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan did claim to The Mirror that he is a fan of Benteke, but wages could scupper his move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.

However, bookmakers have been pricing up odds for Benteke's summer move, and Sky Bet believe that West Ham are the clear favourites to sign him if he does leave Anfield.

Staying with the Reds is an evens favourite, but West Ham are in at 5/2, with Leicester City and Newcastle United much further back at 8/1 and 12/1 respectively.

Whether the Hammers do land Benteke this summer remains to be seen, but bookmakers appear to feel confident that, if the Belgian international does leave Liverpool, West Ham is his most likely destination. Here are the full odds for Benteke's club come the start of next season...

Staying at Liverpool 1/1
West Ham 5/2
Any Chinese Club 6/1
Leicester City 8/1
Newcastle United 12/1
West Bromwich Albion 12/1
Aston Villa 20/1
Swansea 20/1
Everton 25/1
Sunderland 25/1
Anderlecht 33/1
Club Brugge 33/1

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