BURNLEY are reportedly interested in signing Eagles striker Christian Benteke as a replacement for Chris Wood.

The Clarets sold their star forward to relegation rivals Newcastle for a fee of £25 million after his release clause was activated.

This now means that the Lancashire side are on the hunt for a new striker to fire them towards safety and have enquired about Palace's Benteke.

Palace have since put a £12 million price tag on the Belgian's head and according to Sportsmail the club would be open to selling him this month.

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Benteke has been a regular under manager Patrick Vieira this season as he has made 22 appearances in all competitions this season.

The 31-year-old is in the last 18 months of his contract at Selhurst Park and could leave for free at the end of the 2022/23 season.

If Benteke was to be sold it could change the fortunes of on-loan striker Jean-Philippe Mateta.

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It was suggested that the Eagles would be willing to let Mateta leave the club, but a recent improvement in form and the potential exit of Benteke could see him given a fresh chance at the club.