Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke knows Arsenal are keen on him. Benteke is locked in talks with Villa over a contract upgrade.

He is quoted by the Daily Express saying: "I hope that if I leave my club a deal can be done more quickly than the one last year.

"There is no point in me getting into a tug-of-war with Villa, and I don't think there is any need for one. If the chance comes up for me to join a club like Arsenal, I am convinced that we can reach a compromise where everybody comes out a winner."