Report: West Brom plan shock £16m move for Christian Benteke, offer includes Berahino

West Brom's Saido Berahino

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly keen on Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke.

According to the Daily Star, West Bromwich Albion are prepared to offer £16million plus wantaway striker Saido Berahino in a bid to sign Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke.

Benteke, 26, was Palace's marquee summer signing, as he moved to Selhurst Park from Liverpool in a deal worth £27million, potentially rising to £32m (BBC Sport).

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring their first goalCrystal Palace's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring

The Belgian, who struggled at Liverpool but thrived with Aston Villa, has so far endured a mixed time at Selhurst Park. With eight goals in 18 Premier League games, Benteke's goal return is actually quite impressive, but he's now five games without a goal.

With new manager Sam Allardyce keen to spend on new signings, the Daily Star report that he's open to letting Benteke go in order to invest elsewhere – and he could end up joining a Premier League rival.

West Brom's Saido BerahinoWest Brom's Saido Berahino

It's stated that West Bromwich Albion are keen on Benteke, and are prepared to offer a deal worth £16million plus striker Saido Berahino in a bid to get a deal done.

Berahino is out of contract at the end of the season, and has played in just four Premier League games this term, with many now expecting the 23-year-old to leave the Hawthorns imminently having snubbed the chance to sign a new deal.

Despite that, it's claimed that West Brom still value Berahino at £14million, and packed together with their £16million in cash, they hope to tempt Palace into a deal.

Having barely played this season, Berahino's fitness has to be a huge question, and with Palace desperately needing goals, they may prefer to keep hold of Benteke and his £100,000-a-week wages despite West Brom's hopes.

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