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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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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.