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Chelsea looking to pip Manchester United to Serie A star

Mehdi Benatia (Roma)Chelsea fans are certainly keen to hear just what the Daily Express have to say here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the publication think the Blues are set to rival Manchester United for one of the best defenders in Europe.

The man in question is Moroccan international Mehdi Benatia who has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

However, as we know Blues boss Jose Mourinho is still looking for another defender and whilst links to Raphael Varane have died down, it seems they have heated up when it comes to the Roma star.

Ashley Cole of course went the other way this summer and despite Chelsea having two left backs, they still need another central defender – and we think that it could well be the £30 million-rated star.

As one of our punters notes, should Benatia go in the opposite direction to Cole, we certainly hope he makes friends a little quicker than the former Arsenal man!

Chelsea fans. Do you want or need Benatia? Should Mourinho go head to head with Manchester United and try and land him? Let us know your thoughts below.

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