After failing in an audacious attempt to sign Michy Batshuayi this week, Crystal Palace have turned their attention to his international team mate Christian Benteke, according to The Telegraph.
Alan Pardew is interested in the Belgian striker, who has failed to impress manager Jurgen Klopp since the German replaced Brendan Rodgers.
Benteke has indicated he wants to stay and fight for his place but his prospects of starting matches are virtually non-existent with Danny Ings, new signing Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Despite Benteke being out of favour at Anfield, Liverpool will not to do a bargain deal, having signed Benteke for £32.5 million last summer, the Reds are likely to seek a similar fee and will want to recoup as much of that as possible.
Pardew is keen to strengthen his forward line at Crystal Palace for the coming season, and despite Benteke struggling to adjust to Klopp’s high-intensity attacking style, slotting into a more direct, physical system would suit his qualities.
Prior to joining Liverpool, Benteke scored 42 goals in 89 appearances for Aston Villa and Pardew may be prepared to spend anywhere between £20-30million to sign the proven, top-level centre-forward.
For the striker, who is currently with Batshuayi and the rest of the Belgium squad at Euro 2016, a move away from Merseyside would allow him to revive his career.