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Crystal Palace face competition for £32m Liverpool striker as Turkish giants president flies to England for talks

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has travelled to England where he will meet with representatives from Liverpool regarding a loan deal for Christian Benteke according to Fanatik.

Per the source, Orman will also discuss business ventures with the Reds but he wants to also discuss the possibility of a loan deal for Benteke should Liverpool fail to attract a bid that matches their asking price.

Orman has already confirmed interest in the out-of-favour Liverpool striker as the Black Eagles continue efforts to fill the void left by Mario Gomez.

“Benteke is a great player but he has a very high market valuation,” Orman was quoted as saying by Emre Sarigul.

The Istanbul giants are willing to cover £3.91 million of his wages over the course of the season if the Reds were to accept the offer.

Besiktas could however, face competition from Crystal Palace who want Benteke on a permanent deal.  ESPN do however, report that Liverpool have turned down Palace’s second bid for the Belgium international.

Palace made a £23 million offer last week but Liverpool are determined to recoup the £32 million they signed him for from Aston Villa.

Benteke’s agent Eris Kismet did recently tell Emre Sarigul, that the Reds asking price was putting clubs off.

“Liverpool want to sell Benteke but clubs that are interested as unable to match his valuation,” Kismet said.

 

Follow Emre Sarigul @Turkish_Futbol

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