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Tuesday January 19 2021
Parma ins, outs and maybes

Milan full-back Andrea Conti will have his Parma medical tomorrow, but Medhi Benatia pulls out, while the Ducali also track Patrick Cutrone and Franco Vazquez.

The Stadio Tardini side is desperately trying to resolve its problems after firing coach Fabio Liverani to bring Roberto D’Aversa back.

Conti is set for his medical tomorrow morning, having already saluted his Milan teammates and emptied his locker this afternoon.

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Sunday January 17 2021
Benatia to Parma ‘a done deal’

Parma have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Medhi Benatia from Al-Duhail on loan with an obligation to buy if they gain Serie A survival.

The former Juventus and Roma defender is set to make Serie A return as Parma have reached an agreement to sign him on loan, reports Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Ducali will have an obligation to sign the player on a permanent deal if they gain Serie A survival this season.

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Saturday January 16 2021
Benatia considering Parma offer

Medhi Benatia is reportedly on his way back to Serie A for Parma, after two years in Qatar with Al-Duhail.

According to Sky Sport Italia, an offer has been made for the 33-year-old defender.

He is no stranger to Italian football, having played for Udinese, Roma and Juventus.

Benatia is said to be considering the proposal and will give his response over the next few days.

The Morocco international would bring valuable experience to Parma, as he has 153 Serie A games under his belt.

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Monday December 28 2020
Genoa reconsider Schone and Benatia

With the arrival of new coach Davide Ballardini, Genoa are expected to transform in January, including Medhi Benatia and the return of Lasse Schone.

The Grifone sacked Rolando Maran to bring in Ballardini, who debuted with a 2-1 victory away to Spezia on December 23.

His style is very different to that of Maran and there are likely to be big changes in the squad come January.

The easiest to implement is the return of a player who is already on their books, but was frozen out over the summer.

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Saturday August 15 2020
Benatia: 'Roma rejected Ziyech'

Hakim Ziyech ‘would’ve run to Roma,’ reveals Medhi Benatia, but President James Pallotta blocked the deal, considering him ‘an excessive expense.’

The 27-year-old Morocco international completed his €40m transfer from Ajax to Chelsea this summer, but it all could’ve been very different.

“I had tried to get him to come to Roma, and he would’ve run to join this club,” fellow Morocco international and ex-Giallorossi defender Benatia told La Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sportweek.

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Tuesday May 5 2020
Benatia: 'Betrayed by Allegri'

Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia ‘felt betrayed’ by Max Allegri and saw ‘something strange’ in the Champions League exit to Real Madrid.

The 33-year-old Morocco international is currently playing for Al Duhail in Qatar after leaving the Bianconeri in January 2019, but he is still bitter about the way things ended.

“The week after the defeat to Napoli with that Kalidou Koulibaly goal was horrible for all Juve fans, but especially for me,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday April 17 2020
Benatia: 'Allegri took me for a ride'

Medhi Benatia has hit out at Max Allegri for ‘taking me for a ride’ at Juventus and warned Pep Guardiola ‘did not impress me’ with his man-management.

Benatia left Juve for Qatari side Al-Duhail in January 2019, having fallen out of favour under Allegri, and he accused the ex-Milan boss of making him ‘broken promises’.

“He’s a great coach and good person. I had no problems with him or anyone else. He simply made me broken promises,” the defender told Goal.com.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Benatia predicts great future for young duo

Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia has praised both Merih Demiral and Matthijs de Ligt, predicting a great future for the defensive duo at the Allianz Stadium.

The Dutch starlet arrived at the Allianz Stadium last summer and has played 20 games in Serie A after replacing an injured Giorgio Chiellini in the defence.

“De Ligt has everything it takes to stay ten years in Turin,” Benatia told Tuttosport. “He is one of the best around and, since he arrived in Turin, he has developed in training next to many great champions.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Benatia: 'Pjanic wants to stay at Juve'

Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia has claimed Miralem Pjanic wants to 'stay in Turin' and that the forced 'break will do him good', admitting 'he was really tired'.

The former Morocco international left Juventus in January 2019 but revealed that he is still in touch with his former teammates at the Allianz Stadium.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Mandzukic having Al-Duhail medical

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has reportedly been spotted in Qatar undergoing his medical with Al Duhail, the club he almost joined in the summer.

This would allow him to reunite with former Bianconeri teammate Medhi Benatia.

There had been strong reports the Croatia international was heading out to Qatar over the weekend to finalise his transfer.

Sky Sport Italia claim Juve will pocket €5m from the deal, while Mandzukic will earn €7.5m per season for 18 months.

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