Chelsea and Liverpool joined by Roma in battle for ‘Europe’s best striker’

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first_img Christian Benteke 1 Roma are preparing to bid for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke this summer.The Belgian striker has hit 14 goals this season for Villa and is also being closely tracked by Premier League champions Chelsea and Liverpool.Roma, who look set to secure a place in next season’s Champions League, want to close the gap on runaway Serie A winners Juventus next year and have put Benteke at the top of their summer shopping list.According to Sportitalia, the Italian side will ignore the sanctions handed down to them by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play regulations as they prepare to fight it out for 24-year-old’s signature.Villa boss Tim Sherwood is determined to keep hold of Benteke, who he rates as Europe’s best striker, but that is unlikely to put off Chelsea, Liverpool and Roma, who are all lining up bids.last_img

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