Liverpool rebuff Crystal Palace’s £30m striker bid, not happy with manner of offer

Liverpool have rejected Crystal Palace’s latest offer for unwanted striker Christian Benteke, with the Liverpool Echo claiming that the structure of the deal is not what the Anfield side are looking for.

The Belgian is currently out in the wilderness on Merseyside under Jurgen Klopp, who dropped him from his Premier League-opening squad for the 4-3 win at Arsenal, despite Daniel Sturridge’s injury concerns.

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It’s understood that they are willing to sell Benteke for £30m just one year after buying him from Aston Villa for £32.5m, but despite Palace’s bid matching their price-tag, Liverpool have reportedly knocked back their London rivals’ latest advance.

The Eagles’ offer was made up of a £23m down payment with the remaining £7m coming in the form of performance-related add-ons.

Liverpool are instead looking for a much greater sum to be guaranteed, and with Benteke keen to join Palace it’s hoped that a compromise will be reached.

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