Report: Christian Benteke could be offered Crystal Palace escape route by former Eagle Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman manager of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2018 in London, England.

Ex-Crystal Palace defender Coleman moved to China last week.

Crystal Palace's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke reacts after missing a shot on goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal...

Christian Benteke could be offered a Crystal Palace escape route by the former Eagles defender, Chris Coleman, according to the Daily Mirror (June 14th, page 63).

Benteke is said to be an option for Coleman as the new Hebei China Fortune boss seeks to strengthen his attack.

And it is claimed Palace are open to offers for the Belgian, who cost a club-record £27 million from Liverpool two years ago, but struggled in his second season at Selhurst Park.

Chris Coleman manager of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2018 in London, England.

However, the report fails to mention that Hebei have already filled their quota of four foreign players and would have to offload one of Javier Mascherano, Hernanes, Gervinho or Ezequiel Lavezzi to accommodate Benteke.

Coleman, who spent four years on Crystal Palace's books, made the move east last week after leaving Sunderland at the end of the English season.

Crystal Palace's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Crystal...

Benteke has scored 69 goals in 185 Premier League appearances, although his recent form cost him a place in Belgium's World Cup squad.

Should Palace look to offload Benteke this summer?

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