Turkish champions willing to pay £21.1m for out-of-favor Liverpool ace

Turkish champions Besiktas are willing to offer Liverpool £21.1 million for out-of-favour striker Christian Benteke according to the Mirror [via Haber7].

The report claims that the Black Eagles could pay up to £21.1 million for the powerful striker.

Liverpool are keen on selling Benteke but Besiktas would currently be unable to cough up £21.1 million.

The Istanbul giants are under the watch of FFP and cannot afford for their spending to exceed their revenues after Galatasaray were kicked out of European competition for season after breaching the same rules.

Even if Besiktas were to somehow find a way around the FFP restrictions Liverpool would not accept a £21.1 million bid anyway as head coach Jurgen Klopp wants £32.5 million according to the Echo.

Besiktas have also been linked with a loan move for the Belgium international striker according to Fanatik.

In fact Besiktas president Fikret Orman confirmed interest in Benteke today during the signing ceremony of Adriano who recently joined the club from Barcelona.

“Benteke is a great player but he has a very high market valuation,” Orman said.

“I want Benteke but Liverpool want a lot for him, it won’t be an easy transfer but we will see.”

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