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Christian Benteke is just focused on keeping Aston Villa up

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Aston Villa forward, Christian Benteke, is completely focused on keeping his current club in the Premier League according to his agent.

The Belgian's representative Eris Kismet, told Sky Sports News: "At the moment, there is no interest. Every player and staff member is concentrated on avoiding relegation, anything else is just a distraction.

"I know everyone wants the same thing because I watch the games and I think Aston Villa are playing the best football in England right now."

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The 24-year-old has been in lethal form this month scoring six goals in his last five appearances, attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

Villa manager, Tim Sherwood, has been widely credited with Benteke's recent spike in form but knows he faces an uphill climb to keep the target man.

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Christian Benteke had a fantastic start to his Aston Villa career after his £7 million move from Genk in 2012.

The big Belgian scored 19 goals in his first season in the Premier League, prompting interest from Sherwood's former side Tottenham Hotspur.

Benteke swiftly handed in a transfer request before coming full circle to sign a new four-year-deal with The Villans.

The following summer, any potential move was halted by a horrific injury that led to a spell of six months on the sidelines and missing the World Cup in Brazil.

A stuttering start to the 2014/15 campaign saw Benteke score only two goals in the first half of the season.

The Belgian international has rediscovered his form from his maiden season, which had led to talks of a £25 million move away from Villa Park.

Aston Villa currently lie 15th in the league, two points off the relegation zone. With three out of the last five games at home, the Birmingham club will fancy their chances of survival.

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