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Chinese club made £45m for Crystal Palace recruit Benteke

Christian Benteke reportedly turned down a big-money move to China in the summer.

Reports suggest that the Belgian striker rejected a £45million offer from a Chinese Super League club in order to join Crystal Palace.

Benteke departed Liverpool after a disappointing debut season at Anfield to sign a four-year deal with the Eagles for an initial fee of £27m.

The 25-year-old was wanted in the Far East but opted to rebuff China's advances in order to stay put in the Premier League.

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