Sky Italia: Benatia will sign a new contract

Amidst the transfer chaos surrounding Mehdi Benatia, Sky Italia journalist Angelo Mangiante has reported Mehdi Benatia will sign a new contract with AS Roma.

Reportedly, the Moroccan will sign a new deal within the next couple of days that will see his wages significantly increased and will contain a €35 million release clause that can be activated next summer. This extension comes on the heels of immense transfer speculation after Sky Sports in England reported that the Moroccan was sold to Manchester United on top of the rumors that Bayern Munich will buy the player as a replacement for the injured Javi Martinez.

Furthermore, Gianluca Di Marzio has also confirmed that Roma and Benatia’s representatives will meet within the next couple of days to iron out a contract extension, which, at this point, appears to be only a formality.

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.