MX23RW : Wednesday, March 3 17:44:40| >> :120:9620:9620:

West Bromwich Albion to make move for Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke?

West Brom to make move for Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke?
© Reuters
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly in talks to sign Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke in the January transfer window.

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly in talks to sign Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke in the January transfer window.

The Baggies are targeting a forward this month and the Belgian's proven Premier League goalscoring record appeals to manager Sam Allardyce.

Sky Sports News reports that Palace are prepared to listen to offers for the 30-year-old, following the arrival of French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta from Mainz, but it is understood that there is still some distance between the two clubs at present.

West Brom's finances are believed to be tight and negotiations with the Eagles have focused on how much of his current wages would be paid by each club.

The Baggies, who have already added Robert Snodgrass in this window, are hopeful that a deal can be agreed for the former Liverpool striker before the 11pm deadline on February 1.

Benteke has made 13 Premier League appearances for Roy Hodgson's side this season, scoring three times, but now seems to be surplus to requirements with both Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew preferred ahead of him.

ID:432002:cQx:QQ:

Click here for more stories about Christian Benteke

Click here for more stories about West Bromwich Albion

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on December 6, 2020
Read Next:
Crystal Palace open to selling Christian Benteke?
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27205256173965
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd26148453322150
3Leicester CityLeicester26154745301549
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham2613674031945
5Chelsea26128641251644
6Liverpool26127747341343
7Everton2513483833543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs25116841271439
9Aston Villa24123938261239
10Arsenal26114113427737
11Leeds UnitedLeeds26112134344-135
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2797112837-934
13Crystal Palace2696112943-1433
14Southampton2686123144-1330
15Burnley2677121834-1628
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
18Fulham26411112132-1123
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2638152055-3517
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2632211543-2811

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!