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Paul Lambert: 'I wanted to pair Christian Benteke with Romelu Lukaku'

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert reveals that he was interested in signing Romelu Lukaku last season before the striker moved to West Bromwich Albion.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has revealed that he has previously been interested in bringing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to Villa Park.

Lambert had been keen on the on-loan Everton man before signing Christian Benteke last summer, and the Scot has admitted that he would have liked to have paired the Belgian duo in attack.

The 44-year-old told the Birmingham Mail: "I remember when I first came in here, I spoke to Chelsea about Lukaku before we saw Christian. I knew about him and this club needed somebody to be that type of player.

"Obviously we couldn't afford that at that time and Christian came in. The rest is history, as they say. They're totally different players but the two of them are a threat.

"I would have tried to get Christian as well, probably. What would they have been like together? You really don't know, but they're two powerful lads."

Lukaku is likely to start for Everton tomorrow when the Toffees make the trip to Villa Park.

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Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KC Stadium on October 5, 2013
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