That’s according to Sky Sports, who believe the Eagles have now matched the Reds’ valuation of the Belgian, who is unwanted by Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool paid £32.5million for Benteke from Aston Villa last summer, and now he will become Palace’s biggest ever signing, as Alan Pardew looks for a new star striker. The club have lost Emmanuel Adebayor, Marouane Chamakh and Dwight Gayle this summer. Palace will pay an initial fee of £27million, with £5million in add ons.
Benteke wasn’t included in Liverpool’s squad that won 4-3 at Arsenal last weekend, after Klopp admitted it makes sense for the Belgian to leave Anfield.
The 25-year-old scored 9 goals in the Premier League for the Reds, despite not being their number 1 forward for the campaign. It was the first time in 4 seasons he hadn’t scored double figures in the English top flight.
Palace will now face a race against time to get a deal done in time for him to be allowed to play this weekend against Spurs.