Liverpool are set to seal the deal of Belgian striker Christian Benteke from Aston Villa, according to SkySports.
The Reds boss Brendan Rodgers who has been keeping tabs on him for the past few months is now set to seal his deal as the reports revealed that Liverpool have offered £32.5million release fee for Benteke. This deal would become the second most expensive transfer in the history of Liverpool.
The Belgian striker who scored 12 goals in 12 Premier League matches last season helped Villa to keep his side in the Premier League.
Villa manager Tim Sherwood said that he has no plans to sell his star man, however if a release clause is met then he would allow him to leave. With now Liverpool have offered the release clause the Villain are likely to accept the offer and soon the Belgian will be joining the Reds on their preseason tour.
The 6ft 3in striker is expected to join the Reds next week.
Liverpool suffered with striking issues last season and with the arrival of Villa star man the Reds can regain their striking abilities.
Meanwhile, the Reds also now have Divock Origi back from his loan spell at Lille. The young Belgian who impressed at the Word Cup could also be used in the striking role.
Columnist: Stevan Jones