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Wednesday July 2 2014
Nastasic in Benatia-Man City deal

It’s reported Roma want Matija Nastasic plus €30m cash to hand Mehdi Benatia over to Manchester City.

It has been known for some time that the Citizens are eager to snap up the Moroccan international centre-back.

However, the Daily Mirror claimed a deal had been struck for €37m (£29.4m) and Sky Sport Italia insist that is not enough for Roma.

Instead, they want ex-Fiorentina defender Nastasic to be included in the deal along with €30m cash (£23.9m) which would bring Benatia’s total value to €45m – approximately £35.8m.

It is also reported that 21-year-old Nastasic’s agent was spotted at Roma’s Trigoria training ground over the last few days.

The Giallorossi would make a huge profit on 27-year-old Benatia, who they only signed from Udinese a year ago for €13.5m (£10.7m).

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