Chelsea and Spurs target Christian Benteke reports for pre-season training with Aston Villa on time

Posted by - July 18, 2013 - Aston Villa, Chelsea, Tottenham, Transfer News and Gossip

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has reported for pre-season training today as expected.

The Belgium international has handed in a transfer request and is wanted by a host of clubs, including Spurs and Chelsea.

Having made some noises about not necessarily agreeing to stay at Villa just because the club didn’t want to sell him, and having previously gone on strike last summer to force through his transfer from Genk to Villa, there would have been a few figures at the club worried that Benteke might not turn up.

But he arrived this morning as he was due to.

Villa have not yet received a bid for the 22-year-old, so perhaps he has decided not to burn his bridges too early in the summer.