Villa hoping to hold on to Benteke

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists the club will try and hold on to striker Christian Benteke because he has a vital role to play in the club's future.

The Belgian has scored 22 goals so far this term, leading to speculation that he could leave Villa Park after just one season.

The 22-year-old was signed from Genk for £7m in August 2012.

Watch the full interview with Paul Lambert on Football Focus, Saturday 4 May, 12:15 BST on BBC One and here on the BBC Sport website.

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