Wednesday February 26 2014
Benatia set for Roma extension?

Roma are looking to tie Mehdi Benatia down to a new contract, just months after signing him from Udinese.

The Morocco international only joined the Giallorossi in the summer from the Zebrette, but amidst reports that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are interested, the capital club are keen to tie the centre-back to a new deal.

Corriere dello Sport claim that sporting director Walter Sabatini will sit down with the defender’s representatives before the end of the season, and try to negotiate a deal.

The new contract will see Benatia earn a significant pay-rise, as the Stadio Olimpico try to ward other sides off his scent.