Villa boss Lambert insists Benteke not for sale

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists Christian Benteke is not for sale.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists Christian Benteke is not for sale.

There has been speculation that Benteke could become a target for one of the leading Barclays Premier League clubs during the January transfer window.

But Lambert said: "There's no point in us even being here if it's a case of bringing people in and then letting them go.

"What's the point in that? We're trying to build something here which can take a few years and you need good players with you to achieve that.

"There's no point in them coming for half a season or a year and then we let them go. That's not the right way."

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