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Juventus have reportedly advised Bayern Munich they are keen to make Medhi Benatia’s loan deal a permanent switch.

According to, the Italian giants would need to part with €17 million (£14.5 million) to make the transfer go through. Per the report, Real Madrid and Marseille have also been linked with the Morocco international.

It’s suggested that Juventus view Benatia as a dependable backup to Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli. He is said to be preferred to 22-year-old Daniele Rugani because of his superior experience.

Benatia has only made 11 starts in Serie A this season, but he’s provided Juventus with remarkable depth at centre-back. Here is a look at what he’s brought to the setup:

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