Wednesday January 23 2019
Juve block Benatia exit

Juventus reportedly met Medhi Benatia’s agent today and told him to forget about a January departure to Marseille, Arsenal or anywhere else.

The defender has been increasingly frustrated at the lack of playing time and is expected to leave at the end of the season anyway.

According to, Benatia and his agent met with Juventus directors this afternoon.

He asked to be sold, but the club reiterated its position that with Andrea Barzagli out for several months through injury, they could not afford to let the 31-year-old go.

There had been interest from the likes of Olympique Marseille and Arsenal, as the Gunners wanted him in part-exchange for letting Aaron Ramsey go six months early.

Benatia has only made six competitive appearances for Juve this season.