Atletico Madrid are ready to table a massive offer for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

The Daily Star says Atletico are prepared to offer £24million to win the race for Benteke.

Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal have all registered an interest in Benteke, who scored 19 Premier League goals last season.

But Atletico are awash with cash after the sale of Radamel Falcao to Monaco for more than £50m and are poised to make a move.

Director general Miguel Angel Gil Marin has made their offer known to Villa, with sources close to Atletico suggesting talks are under way between the clubs.