Report details far-fetched nature of Palace's Benteke bid

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool

Crystal Palace have been chasing Liverpool striker Christian Benteke all summer long.

Christian Benteke scores the first goal for LiverpoolChristian Benteke scores for Liverpool

Crystal Palace had a bid of £30.5 million for Christian Benteke rejected by Liverpool yesterday, and the Telegraph have run a report today detailing the intricacies of the add-ons which totalled £7.5 million, and how the Reds dismissed the deal because of its' unrealistic nature.

At face value it is hard to understand why the Merseyside outfit would not have taken a £2 million hit on a player who has been so ineffective for them. 

Watford's Ben Watson in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Christian Benteke Christian Benteke

The Telegraph's report, however, has revealed one of the add-on clauses that was part of the Eagles' offer, and it is little wonder why Liverpool rejected the bid.

The South Londoners offered £23 million up front, and a further £7.5 million in add-ons. One of the additional clauses included an amount of £2.5 million that would be paid to Liverpool should Palace finish inside the top-four, with Benteke scoring 20 goals or more whilst playing at least 70 per cent of their fixtures in said Champions League qualifying campaign.

Liverpool's Christian Benteke and Dejan Lovren with referee Roger EastLiverpool's Christian Benteke 

Unsurprisingly, the Liverpool hierarchy deemed this to be unrealistic, and demanded more money up front.

With two-weeks remaining until the transfer widow closes, this deal has the potential to go right down to the wire, but with Liverpool keen to sell, and Palace in desperate need of a striker, it will surely be one that will go through in the end.

Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejectedLiverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected 

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