West Brom join Crystal Palace in Klopp outcast transfer battle

West Brom have joined Crystal Palace in the race for Liverpool outcast Christian Benteke, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The Belgium international only moved to Anfield from Aston Villa last summer, but he’s already been made surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp, who rarely used the forward towards the back end of last season.

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Despite his woes, Benteke remains highly rated, and Liverpool have knocked back a bid of £25m from Palace as they hold out for a sum closer to the £32.5m they paid 12 months ago.

And reports claim that the race is heating up, with West Brom having also waded in.

The Baggies have signed just one player, Matt Phillips from QPR, so far this window, but following their recent Chinese takeover the Midlands club are likely to increase that figure.

Benteke is a player they are showing an interest in, with the 25-year-old a proven goalscorer in the Premier League.

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