TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY: Aston Villa ‘on verge’ of Benteke signing

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GENK striker Christian Benteke is understood to be on the verge of signing for Aston Villa after the clubs agreed a fee of around £6.5million.

Benteke is en route to Birmingham to discuss to discuss personal terms and have a medical.

The 21-year-old was unhappy at Genk’s rejection of a £5.5 million earlier in the week from Villa, which led to reports that he was ‘on strike’, which he later denied.

Benteke scored 18 goals for the Belgian club last season, and also opened his international account in Belgium’s 4-2 defeat of Holland earlier this month.

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