Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert won't let Christian Benteke to leave for less than £25 million.

Tottenham will have to cough up a staggering ­£25million to land Aston Villa ace Benteke this summer, says the Daily Star Sunday. Villa plan to slap that hefty price tag on the Belgium striker, 22, in an effort to put off a number of big guns ­chasing his services.

Other clubs monitoring ­developments surrounding unsettled Benteke, who returns for pre-season duty at the end of this week, include Arsenal, Liverpool and AC Milan.

However, if and when they come calling over the next few weeks, they will find that Villa are in no mood to do business.