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Chelsea plan to sign Mehdi Benatia

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According to reports from Mundo Deporotivo in Spain, Chelsea are looking for a possibility to sign Manchester United target and Roma defender Mehdi Benatia in the summer.

benata Chelsea plan to sign €18m Manchester United target

The report suggests that manager Jose Mourinho is likely to use the cash obtained from the sale of David Luiz to PSG. Chelsea had earlier enquired about Real Madrid youngster but given the Frenchman’s injury concerns, Mourinho wants to take no chances as he prepares his squad for next season.

It is also believed that Mourinho prefers the Moroccon over Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala, the former who has had a brilliant season for Roma this campaign, scoring 5 goals in 33 appearances despite playing at the heart of the defense.

Benatia is a ball playing defender, one which would aid Chelsea’s style and his indirect threat from set pieces will provide the Blues an attacking outlet from set pieces. Manchester United are also on the trail for the Roma defender, who however recently admitted that he would love to play for Barcelona.

“It is the dream for every footballer to play for Barcelona one day”, said the 27 year old who still has four years in his contract till 2018 for Roma.

Being at the prime of his career, it is expected that the player will do everything possible to guarantee a move towards one of the European giants in the coming summer, where he will have realistic ambitions playing in the Champions League.

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Comments (4)

  1. Man United should try to avoid the mistake of last season caused by Moyes and Woodward . Buy and sell too and on time.

  2. Woodward is not good in negotiations..how can we fail in the persuit of every player we go in for..for now,we are not even sure of whom United will sign and i don’t think Van Gaal will succeed with this kind of players we are having right now…the name Man Utd won’t play the ball for us and is the players who will do that. Woodward should resign if he can’t do the job.

  3. I dont expect Mourinho to complete this signing,i see the player ending up in either Barca or United.

  4. My advice to mourinho is to cool down for buying players because I don’t won’t him to be blame on any player that did not performing well,up chelsea up blues.