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Agent admits Fiorentina keen on Villa striker Benteke

Fiorentina are joining the race for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

The Daily Star Sunday says Benteke is being lined up by Serie A club Fiorentina to replace striker Stevan Jovetic.

Agent Eris Kismet confirmed Fiorentina sent their top scouts to check on Benteke during the last couple of weeks of the Premier League season.

He said: "They are one of many clubs showing an interest but we are waiting to hold more talks with Villa when Christian finishes playing with the national team and returns from a holiday."

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