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Benatia nears Bayern Munich exit

Mehdi Benatia news

Juventus close to Benatia deal
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Bayern Munich centre-back Mehdi Benatia is closing in on a move to Juventus, Italian source Tuttosport reveals. The Moroccan has been tipped to leave the Bavarian giants following his lack of playing time during the 2015/16 campaign.

The Old Lady are on the search for a new centre-back to freshen up their backline ahead of next season.

According to Tuttosport, the Turin giants will look to pursue a deal for Benatia, who is currently deemed surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena.

It is added that Serie A holders could get their player for nothing if Bayern agree to a swap involving on-loan winger Kingsley Coman.

Coman joined Bayern on a two-year loan contract from Juventus during last summer's transfer window.