Friday November 4 2011
No Jan sale for Benatia

Udinese will not sell Mehdi Benatia during the January transfer window, the club's market consultant Stefano Antonelli has noted.

The defender has been linked with a New Year switch after winning links with Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and the two Manchester clubs.

"We are really counting on the player," Antonelli noted on Friday evening. "He certainly won't be leaving the club in January.

"Negotiations? At this moment in time we are talking to no other clubs about him. We'll see what happens in the future."

Benatia is a 24-year-old Moroccan international.

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