Benatia made it clear last week that he wanted to join Pep Guardiola & co at Bayern before the close of the summer transfer window. Bayern boss Guardiola is desperate to land a new centre-back after losing Javi Martinez to injury in last weekend's defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The Spaniard wants Benatia to fill the void, with Martinez expected to miss the majority of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral knee ligaments. Roma director Walter Sabatini was all set to fly to Munich this week to discuss a deal for the 27-year-old Morocco star. But reports in Italy now suggest that the meeting has been cancelled, with Roma chiefs unhappy with the offer received from Bayern.
Arsenal and Utd in two-horse race for Mehdi Benatia as Roma scrap Bayern meeting
Daily Star | Aug 26