Former Newcastle United striker Seydou Doumbia scored for Basel against Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Steve McClaren spent big after his arrival at Newcastle United last season and the club have spent the whole summer trying to recoup the costs.
With Benteke drawing attention from a number of clubs, what alternatives are there for Crystal Palace should they miss out on the Belgian?
The Roma forward has taken in another loan spell in Switzerland in order to find regular football again.
Doumbia has spent the latter part of the season on loan at Newcastle United from AS Roma.
Seydou Doumbia made just three appearances for Newcastle United.
Why striker Seydou Doumbia made a fateful transfer to Newcastle United.
Seydou Doumbia has had a disastrous time at the Magpies and is likely to move to European club this summer.
Newcastle United are fighting for survival in the Premier League at the moment.
Newcastle United signed Seydou Doumbia on loan from AS Roma in the January transfer window.
Premier League clubs use January to bolster their squads, but teams such as Newcastle United and Everton may as well have kept their money in their pockets.
Rafael Benitez only arrived at Newcastle United last week, but he's already in a position where he must select a player in order to satisfy the supporters.
Newcastle United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Monday night, but did anyone impress in Rafael Benitez's first game in charge?