Tuesday November 6 2012
Chelsea £10m bid for Benatia

Chelsea have been linked with a £10m January swoop for Udinese defender Mehdi Benatia, joining the likes of Fiorentina, Juventus and Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Moroccan international has impressed at the Stadio Friuli and continues to earn plaudits from around Europe.

According to TalkSport, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is keeping a close eye on Benatia with a January offer worth up to £10m being prepared.

Benatia had already been linked with Fiorentina, Juventus and Barcelona, but he has a contract with Udinese until June 2017.