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Transfer Balls: Mehdi Benatia Agrees Manchester City Deal But Joins Manchester United For £6m Less Than Chelsea Bid

by | 16th, August 2014

TRANSFER Balls: A look at reporting on Roma’s Mehdi Benatia and his move to Cheslea, Manchester United, Manchester City and, well, anyone…

 

Today, Sky Sports Jim White tweets:

 

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On August 24, the Daily Express‘ Ben Jeffersen said “desperate” Manchester United have bid £24m for the player. This will see them beat Man City and Chelsea to his signature.

 

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One day earlier, the Express said Benatia was on his way to Chelsea for £30m.

 

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So. United have bid less than Chelsea?

 

On the 14th, a site called Squawka News said United had no chance of getting the Moroccan:

 

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That same day, ESPN reported that Benatia was staying at Roma:

 

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On August 13, The Bleacher Report ruled out any move to Chelsea:

 

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On August 9, Chelsea wanted their man, according to the Express:

 

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Back in July, the player was heading to Spurs:

 

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Oh, and on July 1, Benatia was a Manchester City player, according to the Mirror:

 

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Such are the facts…



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