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Benatia deals Manchester United major blow

BenatiaLouis van Gaal’s Premier League career has not quite started as well as many of the Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern would like.

They lost their first game to Swansea and now Louis van Gaal is trying to have a late trolley dash around the transfer market.

However, the Daily Star he has been dealt another blow with Roma defender Mehdi Benatia telling the Italian side that he wants to complete a £24 million transfer to Bayern Munich.

The Moroccan defender held discussions with Manchester United representatives over the weekend, but it appears he failed to agree terms.

The 27-year old has also grabbed the interests of Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham in recent weeks but it seems that he will be heading to Germany.

It comes as a major blow to van Gaal who is reportedly growing frustrated at the club’s inability to secure top players.

Although the Red Devils will be able to announce Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo later this week, having agreed a £16 million switch.

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