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Arsenal & Manchester United to face off for Serie A star?

Mehdi BenatiaThe Transfer Tavern is still packed following tonight’s game between Manchester City and Liverpool.

But it is Manchester United and Arsenal who are going head-to-head in the transfer world as according to the Daily Star, Bayern Munich have dropped out of the race for Roma’s Mehdi Benatia.

The Moroccan defender made it clear last week that he wanted to join Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich before the end of the summer.

The German side are desperate to land a new centre back after losing Javi Martinez to injury in last weekend’s defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

However, reports in Italy now suggest that the meeting between Allianz officials and Roma have been cancelled with the Bavarian giants now out of the running.

Roma want £30 million for the defender and Walter Sabatini and fellow director Mauro Baldissoni were in England last week to meet officials from Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Italian side – who will be playing in the Champions League this summer – are resigned to losing Benatia this summer but will hold out for top dollar.

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