The Belgium international moved to Anfield only last summer in a £32.5million deal after bagging 49 goals across three seasons with now-relegated Aston Villa.
Despite amassing a decent if unspectacular nine goals in 29 Premier League appearances last term, the 6 foot 3 target man appears to be a poor fit for Jurgen Klopp’s high-pressing philosophy, suggesting he could leave Merseyside this summer.
And according to The Times, Premier League rivals Chelsea are interested in taking Benteke off Liverpool’s hands, should they fail in a swoop for compatriot Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues have been linked with the 23-year-old striker, who previously spent three years on the books at Stamford Bridge, continuously in the build-up to the summer transfer window.
But with London Evening Standard claiming Everton value their star centre-forward at a whopping £65million, The Times suggest Benteke has been earmarked as a cheaper alternative.