Thursday April 3 2014
Roma join Benteke race

Roma have joined Juventus and Milan in tracking Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

The Belgium international joined Villa from Genk for £7m and has emerged as a star in the Premier League.

He put in an official transfer request last summer, but then withdrew it and instead signed a new four-year contract.

However, there are reports Benteke would like to move on to bigger and better things.

Milan and Juventus had already been linked with a swoop, but Roma have now joined the fray along with Tottenham.

Aston Villa would rather sell their top player abroad than to another Premier League side, but the £20m price-tag could prove an issue.

Roma are prepared to invest with their return to the Champions League next season.