Tuesday August 19 2014
Roma take Benatia off market?

Mehdi Benatia could be taken off the market, as his agent met with Roma today to improve his wages.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich were all determined to sign the Moroccan international for at least €30m.

However, Sky Sport Italia and the Gazzetta dello Sport claim agent Moussa Sissoko met with Giallorossi director of sport Walter Sabatini this afternoon.

It’s reported the club agreed to increase his wages with a new contract deal, which is what Benatia had wanted in May.

The defender said he had been promised an improved salary, but demanded a transfer after that did not happen.

A move to Manchester City collapsed at the last minute.

Benatia currently earns around €1.25m per season and is set to receive closer to €3m for a contract that runs to 2018.