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Chelsea target Mehdi Benatia fancy move to London

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Roma have rejected a good offer from Bayern Munich for defender Mehdi Benatia, who is also a reported target of Manchester City and Chelsea.

Last month Italian media TMW reported that Chelsea had offered €38m bid for Benatia and are prepared to include Romelu Lukaku as a part of the deal. 

Mehdi Benatia

However, Roma’s Director of Football Walter Sabatini claimed that the club will try his best to hold on to Benatia. He said:

“He is not for sale. I believe that Mehdi has been influenced by his agent (Moussa) Sissoko. He speaks of (a price of) €30m (£24.4m), so we need at least 60, maybe even 61. Anyone who wants Benatia will have to pay €61m (£49.6m).”

However that didn’t stop other clubs trying best to lure the defender. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Bayern Munich have lodged a €33m offer for the Moroccan defender, which has been rebuffed, as they felt the offer is low for consideration.

The report adds that an intermediary from Chelsea also carried a scouting job on behalf of Chelsea. However, what would excite Chelsea fans is, the player fancies a move to London.

Manchester City have also shown an interest in the player and are willing to make a move for him, should they fail to land first choice target, Eliaquim Mangala. 

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Comments (10)

  1. Good buy well done

  2. nyc news

  3. Not even for 30m we Chelsea want em ! Rather sign Varane or mangala half that price !

  4. No bad

  5. Very nice

  6. Nice 1

  7. HE Is a good prayer”””””chelsea should go for him””’niz business

  8. If all moves are true, i would be proud.

  9. We don’t need him with that age bracket?

  10. I apreciate his preference 4 London. Bt Jose pls go 4 Mangala. Benatia’s price is tu much n they r even requestin dat Lukaku shud b included in d deal, wich wil b fulish to do. Also his age is not encouragin n we an aged degender alredy in JT. Mangala is superb, pls Mourinho do ur best to sign Eliaquim Mangala