Chelsea interested in Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke

Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke has emerged as a surprise target for Premier League leaders Chelsea in the winter transfer window.

According to the football transfer rumours in English Media, Chelsea are interested in Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke.

Christian Benteke has joined Chelsea from Liverpool for a fee in the region of 32 million euros in summer 2016. The 26 year-old has a valid contract with Crystal Palace until June 2020.

Since his arrival from Liverpool, Christian Benteke has scored ten goals and provided one assist in 22 games for Crystal Palace, but he has missed two penalties and had few defensive errors.

After the arrival of the new manager Sam Allardyce there are rumours that The Eagles are keen to get Benteke off their books as they want to make way for the signing of new players. Crystal Palace want new faces on board in January transfer window to get them firing at the right end of the table.

The Belgian international is a player who has impressed many Premier Clubs in the last few seasons, and it is understood that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte would prefer playing him as replacement of Diego Costa at forward position.

If the Chelsea manager Antonio Conte can get sort of form out of Benteke when he played for Aston Vila, there’s obviously no doubt he has the caliber to be a star at the Blues.

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