Wantaway striker Benteke returns for Villa pre-season

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has reported for pre-season training as his future at the club remains in doubt.

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has reported for pre-season training as his future at the club remains in doubt.

The Belgium international put in a transfer request last week and has been linked with a move to Tottenham.

Benteke was allowed to miss the club's three-match tour of Germany by Villa manager Paul Lambert and there was some doubt as to whether he would turn up.

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