Liverpool are readying a bid for the 24-year-old, who has scored 12 goals in 14 games since Sherwood’s arrival, and Sportsmail understands £32.5million would trigger the clause.
The FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley could well prove Benteke’s last in a Villa shirt with much interest generated by his return to form.
‘There’s a buy-out clause in his contract so it will be impossible for us to stop him if he wants to go,’ admitted Sherwood. ‘Someone’s got to meet it and if they don’t it won’t be considered because we don’t want to lose him.’ Daily Mail
Original source: Villa slap £32m price tag on Benteke