Sport Allardyce: Benteke not for sale

12:06  12 january  2017
12:06  12 january  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Sam: Palace denied 'blatant' pen

  Sam: Palace denied 'blatant' pen Sam Allardyce bemoaned the referee's decision to deny Crystal Palace a "blatant" penalty during their 2-1 defeat by Swansea.Sam Allardyce bemoaned the referee's decision to deny his Crystal Palace side a "blatant" penalty during their 2-1 defeat at home against Swansea on Tuesday.

Benteke is quick and strong but can be too nice. He can be the perfect Allardyce player but he's got to learn to play his way. Christian Benteke (right) has all the tools to become the perfect striker for Sam Allardyce . Allardyce was animated on the touchline as he took charge of his first Crystal Palace game. Liverpool and Everton target Schmeichel is not for sale , insists Leicester boss Ranieri The Dane has recently returned to the Leicester City team after injury.

Sam Allardyce rued Christian Benteke 's first-half penalty miss as "the massive turning point" in Watford recovering from a goal down to earn a 1-1 home draw in his first match as Crystal Palace manager. It was Allardyce 's first outing in management since his sacking as England manager earlier this year and three days after his appointment as Alan Pardew's successor and it could so easily have ended with a win had Benteke tucked away the first-half penalty which would have taken his side clear.

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Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce says striker Christian Benteke is not for sale.

It had been reported in the Belgian media that Benteke was the subject of interest from clubs in China, but Sky sources understand the striker will not be making that move.

Allardyce is reluctant to discuss any kind of transfer for the 26-year-old, who was signed from Liverpool for £32m in the summer and has scored eight goals in 20 appearances for the Eagles.

"Unless the chairman knows any different from me, Christian Benteke is not for sale," he said. "I think he'll be available for this weekend.

WATCH: Palace denied two pens

  WATCH: Palace denied two pens Crystal Palace were denied two big penalty shouts during their 2-1 defeat by Swansea in the Premier League on Tuesday night. With the game still goalless in the first half, Christian Benteke looked like he was tripped by Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski as he attempted to round the goalkeeper, while Palace were denied again by referee Paul Tierney after Angel Rangel, who scored the eventual winner, appeared to bring down Bakary Sako and handball it at the same time.Allardyce was particularly incensed by the first decision, and was particularly unhappy it wasn't given.

Benteke for sale ? This is astonishing. According to the Daily Mirror, ‘Sam Allardyce is considering sacrificing Christian Benteke to raise transfer cash’. It’s a bizarre tactic – selling your biggest goal threat in a bid to stave off relegation. The report claims that Allardyce is ‘reluctant’ to sell the man with eight Premier League goals this season but he wants to ‘shake up’ the squad with moves for Robbie Brady, Jeffrey Schlupp (aren’t they basically the same player?) and AN Other Striker.

Christian Benteke could pay the penalty for his spot-kick blunders this season. The Crystal Palace striker has missed twice in four attempts from 12 yards, the latest a weak effort in the 1-1 Boxing Day draw at Watford. That failure arguably cost Sam Allardyce a winning start to life as Eagles manager, and they head to Arsenal on New Year's Day with Allardyce weighing up his penalty options. Christian Benteke won a penalty after being fouled by Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. But the Crystal Palace striker saw his penalty saved by the former Tottenham goalkeeper. RELATED ARTICLES.

"I'm planning on him being here at the end of this window. He's scored eight goals already and he's got a big part to play."

The Palace manager is keen to focus on how he can boost his squad and he has some ideas in mind as he looks to make improvements.

Allardyce said: "My interest is to strengthen the defensive areas at this time. When Zaha and Sako come back we'll have options. Loic is fit again.

"Strengthening attack is not my priority. Keeping clean sheets is a priority for me, it's imperative we stop letting goals in. We may look at other areas once we strengthen those defensive areas.

"We've got three or four bids in for players at the moment, I'll find out whether they've been accepted later today.

"One [new player] would be nice - to start with. We've been very busy without great success at this time. Our aim last week was to have secured those defensive players we wanted by the end of this week. We're trying our best, prices are steep."

Allardyce considering selling Benteke to fund new signings .
Sam Allardyce is considering selling Crystal Palace’s record buy, Christian Benteke, to fund new signings, according to The Mirror. The Belgian, though, is reportedly keen to block any attempts by his new manager to offload him and wants to stay in south London. Benteke cost Palace an initial £27m and thus, Allardyce is aware he’d command a serious fee, especially given the fact he’s already scored eight goals in his 18 Premier League games this season. West Brom manager Tony Pulis is thought to be interested in the striker, despite the fact Benteke turned down the Midlands club in the summer. The Baggies are even said to be weighing up offering Saido Berahino as part of any deal. Paris Saint-Germain was another club reportedly interested in the ex-Liverpool player, but it’s yet to become clear if they will solidify their interest. Allardyce could be taking a huge risk selling a player who continually looks a real threat in forward areas. Benteke has never failed to score goals throughout his career and with the Eagles not yet guaranteed Premier League safety, his goals might very well be needed for the remainder of this season. However, it’s understandable that Allardyce wants some new players to make his mark on the squad and selling the hitman could be his best option to raise sufficient funds to do so.

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