Crystal Palace to use Yannick Bolasie money to sign £32m Liverpool star

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Besiktas hopes of signing Christian Benteke look bleak following reports stating that Crystal Palace are close to matching Liverpool’s valuation for the Belgium international.

Liverpool told Besiktas that they will consider a loan offer for Benteke after 26 August if their valuation if not met according to Futbol Arena.

However, according to the Evening Standard Palace boss Alan Pardew is desperate to sign a striker this summer and has singled out Benteke as his number one target. The report states that Palace are planning to use the money they will receive from Yannick Bolasie Everton move to fund the Benteke transfer.

The report goes onto state that Palace have agreed personal terms with the target man striker and will match his £120,000 per week wages.

Benteke provided six assists and scored ten goals in 42 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool last season.

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