The Turkish Super Lig broadcaster report that the Besiktas president Fikret Orman is in talks with Liverpool who have reached an agreement-in-principle should their asking price not be matched going into the last days of the transfer window.
Besiktas are willing to offer a €3.5 million loan fee but have yet to enter personal talks with the Belgium international.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp does not have plans for Benteke this season but he will not let the powerful striker leave on the cheap.
The only alternative Liverpool have if their £32 million asking price is not met is to loan him out for a season.
Benteke’s agent Eris Kismet did recently tell Turkish-football.com, that the Reds valuation is putting clubs off.
“Liverpool want to sell Benteke but clubs that are interested as unable to match his valuation,” Kismet said.
The Black Eagles do have a good track record in turning round the careers of flagging strikers. Just last season Mario Gomez joined on loan and finished the season as top scorer and played a key role in winning the league which earned him a recall to the Germany national team.
Besiktas were given a boost to their transfer efforts after Palace had their bid rejected.
The Eagles recently made an offer that the Liverpool Echo described as having a ‘ridiculous add on-clause’.
The report claims that Palace actually only bid £23.5 million upfront and the remaining £7 million was promised at a later date depending on achieving a series of targets.
The additional clauses included £2.5 million should Palace book a place in the Champions League with the Belgium intentional having to score 20 goals while playing in 70 percent of the games.
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