PSG want to lure Palace striker Benteke to Ligue 1 – reports

Date published: Sunday 15th January 2017 12:29

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly turned their attention away from Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and onto Crystal Palace star Christian Benteke as they look to land a goalscorer before the end of the transfer window.

The Daily Express claims that the French giants are ready to test Palace’s resolve in an attempt to lure the Belgian international to Paris.

Benteke has scored eight goals in 19 Premier League appearances this season and, with Palace only out of the relegation zone on goal difference, are unlikely to let their main source of goals leave the club midway through the campaign.

The Londoners are already understood to have fought off interest in the target man from an unnamed Chinese Super League side with the club insisting they want Benteke to stay.

Benteke joined Palace in the summer for £30million from Liverpool and with plenty of time left on his contract he is unlikely to come cheap.

PSG are still struggling to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goals from last season and have already reportedly tried to get Chelsea striker Batshuayi to join.

However, Antonio Conte is reluctant to let him go as he has little in the way of back-up for Diego Costa – who missed the Blues’ victory over Leicester on Saturday with injury.

And now it seems Benteke has become their top striker target heading into the last two weeks of the January transfer window.

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