Spurs ready January bid for Arsenal & Liverpool striker target

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Tottenham Hotspur are planning a £28million bid for Arsenal and Liverpool target Christian Benteke in January, reports the Daily Star.

The Aston Villa striker enjoyed a scintillating breakthrough campaign in the Premier League in 2012/13, and has gone on to attract admiring glances from a number of rival clubs.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas was credited with an interest in bringing Benteke to White Hart Lane in the summer, which prompted the Midlands club to offer the Belgium international a bumper new four-year contract, after he'd earlier handed in a transfer request.

North London rivals Arsenal are also monitoring the player's situation, after Benteke carried on his impressive form at Villa Park this season, with five goals already to his name, adding to the 23 he scored during his debut campaign in England.

Arsene Wenger tried to sign a number of different strikers during the summer, but failed to tempt any of his proposed transfer targets to the Emirates Stadium, and it remains to be seen whether the Gunners boss will lodge a rival bid for Benteke at the turn of the year.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers completes the trio of Premier League bosses keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, though he is only likely to make an offer if Luis Suarez were to leave Anfield in January, leaving Arsenal and Tottenham in a two-way fight for Benteke's signature.

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