Benteke hopes top-four team intervenes in Liverpool move

Christian Benteke is hoping that a member of the Premier League’s top four from last season will intervene in his move to Liverpool, so he can play Champions League football next term, as per The Mirror.

The Belgian centre forward’s £32.5 million release clause has been met by the Anfield outfit, with the former Genk star eyed as a player to plug the gap left by Raheem Sterling – who moved to Manchester City for £49 million last week.

However, despite Benteke seemingly setting his bags for a move to Liverpool, the latest report suggests that the Belgium international is secretly hoping that a bigger club comes in for him also.

The allure of playing Champions League football could well scupper the striker’s move to Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers’ men missing out on the top four last term.

The likelihood of Chelsea or Manchester City moving for Benteke this summer seems slim, but Arsenal and Manchester United, who have been linked with the attacker in the past, could yet intervene.