Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur striker target Christian Benteke has a massive £40million price tag, according to reports.
The Daily Mirror claims Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has put the valuation on his player’s head in the hope that clubs will be put off making a bid for the 22-year-old Premier League hitman.
Atletico Madrid have also been linked with a move, whilst both the Gunners and Spurs are eager to bring the player to north London.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is watching developments closely, according to the paper, as he considers his attacking options at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners had just Olivier Giroud to select through the middle this season, with Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski filling in when required.
Benteke would add some much needed depth in the position, but the valuation may now be a major issue for the Arsenal board.
Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, are another club to consider their attacking options this summer after a season of struggles in attack.
Jermain Defoe was hampered with injuries during the Spurs campaign, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor didn’t find form at White Hart Lane until the closing stages of the season.
Benteke would again improve the options available to the Tottenham Hotspur manager, although Andre Villas-Boas has also been linked with Leandro Damiao - who now represents a cheaper option.
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