TALKS OPENED For £40 Million Rated EPL Arsenal Striker Target

Liverpool have opened talks with Aston Villa over a deal to sign Christian Benteke, according to reports. [Picture: Getty]

Liverpool have opened talks with Aston Villa over a deal to sign Christian Benteke, according to reports. [Picture: Getty]

Arsenal are reportedly on the lookout for top quality players ahead of next season.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push next season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best in the summer to achieve his target.

Wenger himself confirmed he would sign only “top players” in the summer, and this has seen the club linked to an avalanche of star players in recent weeks.

One of such is Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke who has had a brilliant season with the Villans.

But Arsenal could lose out on his signature this summer with the Independent reporting that Liverpool have opened talks with Aston Villa over a deal to sign the Belgian international.

Just as Arsenal, the Reds are desperate to bring in a quality centre forward this summer, having struggled for goals in the just concluded season.

The Aston Villa hitman is believed to be Liverpool’s number one transfer target, and now the Independent says talks have opened over a deal to sign the 24-year-old forward.

They say the club’s owner FSG have made contact to discuss a deal as they ramp up their business.

The 6ft 3 inch towering striker is rated at about £40 million.

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