Sabatini and Benatia’s agent meet in Rome

Roma’s Walter Sabatini and Moussa Sissoko, the agent of Mehdi Benatia, met today in Rome to discuss the defender’s future.

According to Sky Italia journalist Angelo Mangiante, the meeting was positive and all signs point towards Mehdi Benatia signing a new contract with AS Roma that will see the Moroccan earn a significant wage increase and will also contain a release clause. With the contract agreement close, this will likely end all transfer speculation regarding the defender, who was closely linked with Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Barcelona throughout the summer transfer window.

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