As expected, Udinese announced defender Mehdi Benatia will join Roma “over the next few days.”
The 26-year-old Moroccan international has been in talks with the Giallorossi for some time and it seems as if terms have been agreed.
“Benatia is close to joining Roma. He will probably sign the contract over the next few days,” Udinese director of sport Cristiano Giaretta told Radio CRC.
“I think it will be extremely difficult to see anything interfere with this move now.
“It’s true several clubs are interested in Roberto Pereyra, including Napoli, but there have been no concrete negotiations with the Partenopei.”
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