Christian Benteke scores for Liverpool
Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has emerged as a transfer target for David Moyes' Sunderland, with The Mirror reporting they are keen on a deal.
Benteke is up for sale - at a high price - after a difficult season at Liverpool, where he struggled to win over new boss Jurgen Klopp.
Watford's Ben Watson in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Christian Benteke
Sunderland were one of the teams he scored against, netting a winner at the Stadium of Light earlier this year.
The big restriction on a deal would be money, with it doubtful Sunderland could cover the sort of £30 million fee Liverpool are seeking to recoup the fee they splashed out to sign him from Aston Villa last summer.
Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool
The Black Cats' best bet would be to sign the Belgian striker on a loan deal, but even then his high wages would have to be covered, or at least a large percentage of them.
Up front he could be an ideal foil for Jermain Defoe, and his record of scoring at around one in two for Aston Villa was a strong one.
They would also get highly motivated striker, one determined to prove Liverpool wrong in overlooking him.
Here is a look at how Everton fans reacted on Twitter to the rumours...
Not sure how but were struggling for 10m on januzaj but can have 30m for benteke ? #safc— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe23) August 4, 2016
I know it's a pipe dream that #Safc would spend the type of cash to land Benteke but think he'd be a great signing.— Lee Barker (@LBarks72) August 4, 2016
Would be devastated if we spent 30mil on someone like benteke... Suppose it's the way fees are going now though? #safc— chris bailey (@baildogg) August 4, 2016
Benteke? I'd love him here but I can't imagine we will actually get him. #SAFC— Jonny Goldsmith (@JonnyGoldsmith2) August 3, 2016