Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has revealed that Chelsea can sign up Christian Benteke if they pay 32.5 million.
Sherwood said he believes the Belgian wants to stay put but admitted clubs will be allowed to talk to him if they meet the £32.5m fee.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “There’s a buy-out clause in his contract so it will be impossible for us to stop him if he wants to go.
“Someone’s got to meet that buy-out clause and if they don’t it won’t be considered because we don’t want to lose him.
“Everyone has it. Most players would have it when they sign new contracts.”