Villa boss Lambert denies escape clauses in Benteke deal

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there's no buyout clauses in Christian Benteke's contract.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there's no buyout clauses in Christian Benteke's contract.

Villa remain confident of keeping Benteke and will offer him new terms, but Lambert rubbished suggestions that a Demba Ba-style clause could be inserted.

"I don't think you can put any figures in because it just creates problems," Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.

"It's not something I've ever thought about with him. To be fair to Christian, he's never ever said anything about contracts or anything."

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