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Villa boss Lambert insists Benteke 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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