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Benteke sale could see Liverpool move close to £100m recoup

Liverpool are eyeing close to £100million of recouped transfer fees this summer.

The sales of Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe, Joao Carlos Teixeira, Sergi Canos, Martin Skrtel and Jerome Sinclair and impending exit of Brad Smith has seen the Reds already pocket around £50m.

TheDaily Mail is reporting that the Reds are also keen to offload Christian Benteke for £30m, with Crystal Palace the most likely suitor, which will take their summer sales to £80m.

Throw in the uncertain futures of such players as Mario Balotelli, Lazar Markovic, Luis Alberto and Andre Wisdom and Jurgen Klopp's clean-out is set to bring in a huge amount of funds.

The Reds have so far spent £67.9m on four players and the likely £100m influx could see them further splash the cash in the current transfer window or make a £30m-plus profit.

Liverpool's signings have included £34m paid to Southampton for Sadio Mane, the £25m arrival of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United, the £4.2m capture of Ragnar Klavan from Augsburg and £4.7m spent on goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz.

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