Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is reportedly not keen on moving to Tottenham Hotspur, even if the two clubs come to an agreement, according to the London Evening Standard.
The Belgian forward has been subject to interest from Liverpool apart from the north London club, the Mirror reports, but the Villa Park outfit are adamant that interested clubs meet their valuation of around £32.5m ($51m) before any agreement can be reached over a summer move.
According to the report, Benteke prefers a move to the Merseyside club as he has reportedly not forgiven Tottenham for the way they handled transfer negotiations in 2013, when they failed to make a bid after the striker had handed in a transfer request in the hope of joining the White Hart Lane outfit.
Mauricio Pochettino is keen on bringing in a striker to support Harry Kane, who shouldered the goal scoring burden last campaign and is also looking to offload Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor, as the duo only managed three goals between them during the entire 2014/15 Premier League season.
The Togo striker has been offered as part of the deal to bring the Belgian international to White Hart Lane, the Mirror reports, but it claims that Villa may not be able to afford the strikers reported £100,000-a-week wages, while Tottenham might be unwilling to match Benteke's hefty release-clause.
Brendan Rodgers, on the other hand, has been busy in the transfer market so far and has already completed five signings, as he looks to put last season's disappointments behind them. He has strengthened his defence and midfield, but is yet to sign a top quality forward, who can fill the goal scoring void left by the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona last summer.