According to the player's agent, Christian Benteke will almost certainly be at Aston Villa next season. Despite the interest in the 22 year old Belgian striker from top teams, his agent Eric Kismet said: "I keep hearing that Christian dreams of playing for different clubs.

"But why dream when he is living a fantastic reality at Aston Villa? He is certainly not thinking about leaving.

"It is always impossible to predict the future in football, but, at the -moment I am 99 percent certain Christian will start next season with Aston Villa in the Premier League.

"Paul Lambert, the club and the fans have all been very good to Christian and that means a lot to him."