Crystal Palace face competition for £32m Liverpool target as Turkish giants offer £2.58m loan deal

Besiktas have made Liverpool a loan deal for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke which would include a £2.58 million upfront fee according to Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik.

Per the source, Liverpool are keen on allowing Benteke leave on a temporary move if their asking price is not met.

Benteke’s agent Eris Kismet told, that the Reds asking price is making it difficult for the clubs interested to sign the striker.

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

“Liverpool would probably have to reduce their asking price if a transfer is to go ahead.”

Crystal Palace are however, reported to have made a £32 million offer which is what the Reds value the striker as being worth according to the Mirror.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has no plans for Benteke this season but the powerful striker does have another three-years remaining on his contract.

Besiktas have an impressive record turning around the fortunes of once-highly rated strikers such as Demba Ba and Mario Gomez.

Gomez finished last season as top scorer, won the league title and earned a return to the Germany national team as first-choice striker.

The Black Eagles have held talks with Liverpool and feel Benteke joining on a temporary move would be a win-win scenario for both clubs.

Besiktas need a replacement for Gomez and if Benteke shows anywhere near the form the German striker did last season the Reds will have a highly sought after striker next season.

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