Benteke has impressed in his first season in the Premier League after his move from Genk last summer and was a major factor in the Villains avoiding relegation.
The 22 year old is desperate to play in Europe and sees a summer move to North London as the perfect opportunity to further his career immediately.
Villa will do everything possible to keep their star man as many are predicting a much better season for the Midlands club in the next campaign as their young squad began to blend well in the final few weeks of last season.
Atletico Madrid are also interested in signing Benteke and could use Champions League football and a hefty sum of money to lure the Belgian to La Liga.
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