Benteke has been the centre of many a transfer rumour this summer as it seems the Belgium worldwide wants to leave Villa Park and has been heavily linked with Liverpool due to their failings up front last season.
The threat of a late hijack from United appeared to spark Liverpool into action as the Liverpool Echo claimed yesterday that the Reds had decided to pay the required £32.5m and the BBC now say today that the offer has been formally put on the table.
The Sun: Arsenal are set to make a £40million move for Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema.
Liverpool continue to seek a deal for Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke, with reports suggesting the Belgian will seal his move after Brendan Rodgers’ side activated a £32.5m release clause.
Manchester City splashed the cash on Tuesday by signing England wonderkid Raheem Sterling from Liverpool for £49m.
Daily Express: Roberto Martinez has ruled out a move for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has explained he left Victor Valdes out of his pre-season squad because the player has a bad attitude and refused to play with the reserves.
The Telegraph then reported earlier this week that Manchester United were set to enter the bidding for Benteke’s signature with the Red Devils supposedly ready to meet the 24-year-old’s release clause and try and steal the striker from under their rivals nose.
The Old Trafford club are also willing to let former Real Madrid player Angel Di Maria go as part of a deal to sign Paris Saint Germain strikerEdinson Cavani.