Tottenham are ready to offer Aston Villa any one of four players to choose from as part of their attempt to land striker Christian Benteke, according to The Sun. 

The Belgian striker has handed in an official transfer request at Villa Park, causing a frenzy of interest from the Premier League‘s top clubs, although Tottenham are understood to be the favourites for his signature.

Villa have slapped a £25million asking price on the forward, a price that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is not willing to match.

Spurs are looking to engineer a move that would see them pay closer to £20million, and are hoping Villa will be tempted by the offer of one of their players in part-exchange.

One of either Jake Livermore, Scott Parker, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, or Tom Huddlestone will be allowed to leave the club should their offer be accepted by Villa.

Although the feeling is that Paul Lambert is demanding cash only for the 22-year-old striker, who scored an impressive 19 Premier League goals last season.

Benteke has not travelled with the rest of the Villa squad to their pre-season training camp in Germany.

Chelsea are also said to be seriously interested in the forward, although the chance of first team football ahead of next summer’s world cup at White Hart Lane is the Belgian’s preferred choice.

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  • Andrew
    9 months ago

    Not just cash, but none of them are good enough for Villa, nor would any of them fit Villa and what Lambert’s doing other than Livermore in age but he’s a horrid player.

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  • Klaus
    9 months ago

    That’s not shocking at all – Levy is incredibly tight and it’s no surprise he wants to offload his deadwood if he can. As Andrew said, none of those players would be worth our time or money.

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  • Truant
    9 months ago

    I don’t see this happening. £20m on its own is too much for Benteke, let alone £20m plus a player.

    Levy – just go spend the money on a more established £20m-rated talent.

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  • Szabolucci
    9 months ago

    Spot on Traunt, Benteke isnt worth more than 13m and the players we have offered would walk into the villa team with ease, Andrew & Klaus your team was a joke last season. You should be jumping at the chance to have our dead wood in your team plus £20m, its daylight robbery for us especially if B.A.E is included in the deal. Shocking!

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  • Villadays
    9 months ago

    FFS when are Levy and minions at the Spuds going to get in their thick skulls Villa don’t want your dregs and to coin a phrase – “Show me the money” or f**koff.

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  • CWilde
    9 months ago

    Szabolucci and Truant, this is coming from 2 Spuds supporters who have maybe caught 1 or 2 Villa games highlights. Benteke is the real deal, anyone can see that. He creates his own shot, something an “established” striker like Darren Bent could not do for us, he’s strong on the ball/in the air, and created nearly 50% of our assists last year. Our “horrid” team was in the middle of a proper rebuild, and again, anyone with half a brain would know 8 new players into the mix needs time to gel – which is why post Chistmas break we were a top 8 team.

    Lambert is building for the future, and if this c*** doesnt want to stick around, than you can have him, but not for a penny less than 25 Mil

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  • nvilla
    9 months ago

    Levy makes me laugh them four players are shocking cant wait till Real up there interest in Bale and the show is on the other foot spurs will expect stupid money for bale the price is 25 million be serious or go away

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  • sammy spurs
    9 months ago

    2 b fair you got spanked home and away by spuds, any spuds player would walk in that villa team, benteke is already 2 good for villa so let him come 2 the bigger spuds

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  • Alicat
    9 months ago

    Cwilde who described Villa as horrid you have it in speech marks but i can’t see anyone calling the club horrid? The few Villa fans here are a pleasant bunch! Benteke is a good player, 20 million and Huddlestone would be a good deal, that’s around 25 million there. Then us “thick” “spuds” can buy the “c***” and sell our “horrid” Livermore elsewhere. Classy lot the Villans.

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  • Villadays
    9 months ago

    Sammy you do have good side no denying that but you are the great under achievers. With your squad you should be title contenders but the record books will show you finished an 5th and won f**kall. Only one thing stopping Benteke from going to the lane and that’s your tight arse chairman trying haggle for a cheaper deal and that is never ever going to happen.

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