£32.5m Liverpool striker nearing loan deal with Turkish giants

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is reported to have agreed terms with Turkish giants Besiktas according to the Daily Star.

The report claims that despite Benteke being keen on the move Besiktas would be unable to match his asking price.

Per the source, the Reds have already rejected a £25 million from Crystal Palace and head coach Jurgen Klopp will not allow the Belgium international to leave below his valuation.

Klopp said: “Everyone knows about it. Christian has already said maybe it makes sense to go to another club. Christian is still a really great striker.

“We have a few more strikers and I think it makes more sense to give them match time.

“But if there are clubs that want a real striker than they have to make real offers otherwise we will find solutions. A few clubs try to gamble but we are not part of this, we are serious.”

The Echo report that the Reds want £32.5 million for the powerful striker but Besiktas have put forward a different proposition according to Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik.

The Eagles want to loan Benteke as a replacement for Mario Gomez who revealed that he will not be returning to Istanbul.

The Eagles loaned Gomez from Fiorentina last season and he managed to rediscover his form, finishing the season as top scorer and playing a key role in Besiktas winning the league title.

Gomez also earned himself a return to the Germany national team and made the Euro 2016 squad where he scored twice this summer.

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