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Chelsea target Mehdi Benatia fancy move to London


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. 

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