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Bayern agrees deal for Roma defender Benatia

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 26, 2014 at 11:19 am •  Published: August 26, 2014
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photo - Bayern's players celebrate after scoring during the soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
Bayern's players celebrate after scoring during the soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

MUNICH (AP) — Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich says it has reached a deal with Roma to sign Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia.

Benatia will travel to Munich soon to undergo a medical and is expected to sign a five-year contract.

Bayern says it has agreed with Roma not to disclose the terms of the deal. But Italian media reports say Roma was asking between €25 million ($32.98 million) and €30 million ($39.58 million) for the defender.

Bayern was looking for a defender after Javi Martinez tore knee ligaments, an injury that will keep him sidelined for about six months.