Benatia returns to Rome

After spending his holidays in Morocco, Mehdi Benatia has returned to Rome as transfer rumors continue to persist regarding the player.

Corriere dello Sport photographed the defender arriving back in the capital and is reporting that Benatia will meet face to face with Rudi Garcia and Walter Sabatini this week in order to figure out his future. Roma remains unwilling to budge on their €35m-€40m valuation of the player. Manchester City, who have already agreed to terms with the player, are unwilling to increase their €24m offer for the Moroccan defender, an offer which is not tempting to the Giallorossi.

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