Arsenal and Tottenham lead chase for Villa striker Benteke

Arsenal and Tottenham set to fight it out this summer Villa striker Benteke

By
John Drayton

PUBLISHED:

10:36 GMT, 16 February 2013

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UPDATED:

10:52 GMT, 16 February 2013

Tottenham and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head in the race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

The Belgium international has been a success story since arriving from Genk for 8million last summer, scoring 15 goals.

And the 22-year-old is certain to be in demand, with Chelsea and Manchester City also reportedly interested.

On form: Christian Benteke has been an instant success story at Aston Villa

On form: Christian Benteke has been an instant success story at Aston Villa

Benteke’s agent Kismet Eris said: 'It is normal that if you go to a club and do well, other clubs will show an interest.

'Christian has shown he can play in England.

'So why not take the step up to the next level

'Right now his focus is on helping Aston Villa stay in the Premier League.'

Wanted man: The Belgian has attracted interest from a host of clubs

Wanted man: The Belgian has attracted interest from a host of clubs