Transfer Balls: Mehdi Benatia Wants Bayern Munich, Talks To Man Utd And Hopes To Play For Chelsea

Chris Wright

20th, August 2014

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By Anorak

Italy Soccer Serie A

Roma defender Mehdi Benatia has been the subject of feverish speculation of late, with the British press linking him with a move to Manchester Untied, Chelsea and Manchester City.

So far we have learned that United have bid £24million in a bid to, er, gazump Chelsea’s £30million bid for a player who would prefer to play for Man City.

Yesterday, the Daily Star informed their readers that Benatia is going nowhere…

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However, Metro reported that Benatia is definitely leaving, and that he’s heading to Manchester United or Chelsea…

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The Star then U-turned and started spouting off that Benatia is leaving Roma after all, though not for the Premier League.

Those Daily Star editorial meetings must be frenzied! (We know, we know: What editorial meetings?)

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For the record, Benatia did train, albeit lightly.

Also in the trusty Star came this: Fresh hope for Chelsea…

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So where was the Moroccan centre-back by this point? Sky Sportknow: he was on a plane to Manchester…

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And on to today. L’Equipe have more news. It seems that Benatia now wants to play for Bayern Munich…

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To which the website GiveMeSport adds…

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Such are the “facts”.