Villans line up Benteke bid
Benteke has been watched on several occasions by Villa, and
Lambert is now believed to be lining up a ?6million bid.
The 21-year-old Belgium international has netted three times in
five games this season after scoring 18 during the 2011-12 campaign
in all competitions.
He also scored for his country for the first time in the 4-2 win
over Holland earlier this month on what was his fifth cap.
Lambert has already signed the Feyenoord duo of central defender
Ron Vlaar and midfielder Karim El Ahmadi this summer.
Now he is hoping to purchase Benteke who has three years
remaining on his contract although sources close to Villa insist it
is “far from being a done deal”.
Former Standard Liege player Benteke has the physical presence
that Villa have lacked up front since Emile Heskey parted company
with the club at the end of last season.
Number one striker Darren Bent has often looked isolated in the
opening two Premier League matches with West Ham and Everton which
both ended in defeat.