Chelsea fans divided as club eyes move for Christian Benteke

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Chelsea are considering making a move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke having missed out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, but they could face competition from Everton for the 26-year-old’s signature.

Blues boss Antonio Conte will need to step up his search for a new centre-forward in the next few weeks and he could make a surprise move for the Belgium international, who scored 15 goals in 36 Premier League appearances for the Eagles last season as they narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship.

Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour linking them to the Belgian via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.

While some said that they “would love to see” him at the club, others went as far as saying that they would stop supporting them if the move went through.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…