Transfer Balls: Mehdi Benatia Agrees Manchester City Deal But Joins Manchester United For £6m Less Than Chelsea Bid
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:
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.
One day earlier, the Express said Benatia was on his way to Chelsea for £30m.
So. United have bid less than Chelsea?
On the 14th, a site called Squawka News said United had no chance of getting the Moroccan:
That same day, ESPN reported that Benatia was staying at Roma:
On August 13, The Bleacher Report ruled out any move to Chelsea:
On August 9, Chelsea wanted their man, according to the Express:
Back in July, the player was heading to Spurs:
Oh, and on July 1, Benatia was a Manchester City player, according to the Mirror:
Such are the facts…