On January 14th, Calciomercato explained AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piątek, Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke and Napoli’s Fernando Llorente have been identified as striker targets for Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs lost Harry Kane and could be without the England international for the rest of the season.
Aston Villa are also in the market looking for a new striker following a serious injury to Wesley Moraes.
According to DH, the Eagles are more inclined to allow the 29-year-old to leave on a loan deal in the winter market, with Spurs and Villa emerging as two potential destinations.
It’s claimed a return to Villa Park is a better possibility for the Belgium international, than signing for Tottenham. Aston Villa’s interest in their former player is known for several weeks.
Roy Hodgson was initially reluctant to allow Benteke to leave, but with Palace signing Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton, the manager would be more open.
With Villa already investing heavily in the summer, a loan move for Benteke would benefit them to avoid any ‘threat of Financial Fair Play’.
DH adds if Dean Smith’s side sign Benteke, then Palace would want Villa to pay the players wages of €150,000 per week.