Benteke '100 per cent committed' to Crystal Palace despite PSG talk
The Belgium international is not looking to leave Selhurst Park despite being linked with another big-money move during the January transfer window
Christian Benteke remains “100 per cent concentrated on the project at Crystal Palace” despite speculation linking him with Paris Saint-Germain, according to his agent.
The Belgium international only moved to Selhurst Park last summer but is already generating speculation regarding another big-money transfer.
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The burly striker struggled to make an impact at Liverpool during a 12-month stay at Anfield and is still searching for consistency with the Eagles.
Benteke netted eight Premier League goals before Christmas but has now gone six games without finding the target, with Sam Allardyce yet to benefit from his considerable talents.
It is now being suggested that another switch could be on the cards, with French champions PSG said to be in the market for another frontman.
They have also been linked with a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and Benteke’s representative has warned that they will need to look elsewhere as his client has no intention of leaving England.
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Eris Kismet told L’Equipe: “I have read about it like you but there are lots of rumours during this period and I have not been contacted either directly or indirectly by PSG’s representatives.
“The player is 100 per cent concentrated on the project at Crystal Palace.”
Allardyce has already sought to bring an end to the unwelcome rumours by stating his intention to keep a key figure on Palace’s books past deadline day on January 31.
He said: “Christian Benteke is not for sale.
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“I am planning on him being here at the end of this window.
“He has scored eight goals already for Crystal Palace this season so he has a major part to play – particularly in that goalscoring area – for us to stay safe in the Premier League, so I expect him to be here when the window shuts.”