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Christian Benteke is preparing to leave Aston Villa at the end of the season – with Arsenal favourites to land him, according to the Daily Star.

The Belgian striker has been a revelation since arriving from Genk last summer in a £7million deal, scoring 14 goals in 27 appearances for the Midlands club.

However, he is understood to have revealed to friends that he will leave the club in the summer – even if Paul Lambert’s young side avoid relegation.

His decision will spark a £16million scramble for his signature with Chelsea and Manchester City also interested in the 22-year-old.

However, Starsport claim that Arsenal are leading the chase with Benteke a known admirer of the Gunners.

The powerful forward’s teammate Karim El Ahmadi reckons the striker is worth £40million.

Premier League clubs could also face competition from abroad with Spanish side Atletico Madrid also monitoring events should Radamel Falcao leave.

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