Aston Villa place £25m price tag on Christian Benteke?

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring against Liverpool in the Premier League clash on March 31, 2013
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Aston Villa reportedly place a £25m price tag on Christian Benteke to ward off interest from the top clubs in the Premier League this summer.

Aston Villa have reportedly placed a £25m price tag on striker Christian Benteke to avoid losing him this summer.

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for the Belgian international since the end of the season.

However, manager Paul Lambert doesn't want to lose his star player and has been backed by owner Randy Lerner to keep the 22-year-old at the club at all costs, and as a result they've put a valuation of £25m to ward off interest, reports The Mirror.

Benteke scored 19 goals in the Premier League in his debut season in England.

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring against Liverpool in the Premier League clash on March 31, 2013
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