West Ham may be forced to move quicker than they would like should they be serious about a bid for Christian Benteke.
We are aware that the Belgian is not every fan’s choice but there is no question that Slaven Bilic likes him – as has been reported here – and that he remains a possibility.
However, there are reports this morning that Chelsea could turn to him should they fail in an expected move for Roman Lukaku.
We have been told by a Hammers insider that whilst Benteke e is on the radar, it is always difficult to do business with business with Liverpool.
Our main source said: : “Fees and the wage levels are always hard with them. It makes it hard to do business. Despite that he remains in our minds.”
However, that may have to change if – as reported – incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte moves in. He is allegedly keen on Lukaku but ready to move on Benteke should he fail to clinch that deal