The race for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke is going to be one of the summer’s hottest if early rumours are to be believed, but the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool can sign him if they offer him first-team football. That’s the claim made this morning by the Daily Mail, who imply that Benteke is ready to leave Villa Park for a bigger club on the proviso that he’s afforded regular game-time at his new stomping ground. Valued at £30 million his purchase isn’t one to be made lightly, though word on the grapevine is that a host of England’s heaviest punchers, United included, are all ready to spent the necessary cash. lsewhere Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Chelsea to enjoy years of success, suggesting Jose Mourinho was a ‘winner’. It might sound strange coming from the Old Trafford-loving Scot, but we’ve got to admit it’s difficult to argue with him, no matter how many shades of Red Devil your glasses might be tinted with.