Lambert waiting on signings
Benteke and Bennett could both make moves before Friday
Last Updated: August 28, 2012 11:48pm
Paul Lambert: Does not want to discuss signings before deals are completed
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert hopes to complete the signings of Genk striker Christian Benteke and Middlesbrough defender Joe Bennett.
After on Tuesday night defeating Tranmere Rovers in the Capital One Cup, the Villa boss will turn his attention to trying to bolster his squad before the transfer window shuts.
Villa have already had one bid - believed to be around £5million - rejected for Belgium international Benteke.
"If we can do something with a few people, we'd like to do something. There are three days to go and things go for you and against you. It's been like that so I will wait and see"
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Lambert said: "It (the Benteke deal) is not something I've thought about because of the game. I'll wait and see. There is no point in me talking about it until something happens.
"Tomorrow, we've just got to try and see where we are with Genk and they will probably throw the ball back in our court.
"I will wait and see what happens between now and Friday.
"With Joe Bennett, hopefully something might happen on that. Has a bid gone in? Near enough.
"I won't talk about his qualities until I know (if a deal has gone through). It's unfair on Villa and Middlesbrough and unfair on the lad himself."
Lambert is keen to strengthen his squad after the loss of the opening two Premier League games.
He said: "We are trying with a few players. I just need to wait and see if anything happens.
"If we can do something with a few people, we'd like to do something. There are three days to go and things go for you and against you. It's been like that so I will wait and see."