LIVE UPDATES: BENATIA


4:00pm – Roma’s Director of Football Walter Sabatini will not move to Germany today, according to Sky Sport Italia

3:40pm – Roma’s General Manager Mauro Baldissoni is in Athens to meet with Olympiakos for Kostas Manolas.Roma have offered €10 million (Nicolo Schira).

3:00pm – RomaPress sources have suggested that Walter Sabatini will land in Germany at 4pm to hold talks with Bayern Munich over a potential transfer of Mehdi Benatia. Sources have also revaled that the trip will be a short one and that Sabatini will return to Rome at 8:15pm. (RomaPress)

2:45pm – In addition to Kostas Manolas (Olympiakos) Walter Sabatini is also monitoring the situation with Matija Nastasic (Manchester City) and Manuel Pellegrini has accepted that between the Serbian and Micah Richards one will have to leave so as to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. With Nastasic the fight is between Roma, Napoli and Juventus, and at the moment the Giallorossi are favorites to bring Nastasic back to Italy. City want 15 million but would also consider a loan deal with a mandatory buy clause. (Daily Express)

2:20pm – Today Walter Sabatini will fly to Munich to hold talks with Bayern Munich concerning Mehdi Benatia. After the Moroccan rejected a new contract offer from Roma, Sabatini will now try close a deal with Bayern worth an initial 25 million which could rise to 31 million through bonusesIn Germany the press are confident that an agreement has been reached between Benatia and Bayern: a four-year contract worth 2.8 million ( net) per season and bonuses. The defender could sign the contract as early as tomorrow unless further twists occur. (Il Tempo)