Wednesday January 30 2013
No decent offers for Benatia

Udinese have insisted that Mehdi Benatia will not be leaving the club before the January transfer window closes.

The Moroccan international is liked by a number of sides across Europe, but the Bianconeri are in no rush to sell.

“We haven’t received any offers for him which deserved to be considered,” Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini told Sport Italia.

The player’s agent, Claudio Vagheggi, mirrored the official’s thoughts when asked about his 25-year-old client.

“He’ll stay at Udinese,” the representative commented. “The club have no intention of letting him leave this month.”

Benatia, who is set to return from the African Cup of Nations today, is a defender who has made seven League appearances so far this season.