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Manchester United & Arsenal defeated in transfer race

Mehdi BenatiaGoal.com have disappointed punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern after they claimed that Arsenal and Manchester United target Mehdi Benatia joined Bayern Munich.

The Roma defender joins Bayern Munich after the Bavarian giants lost Javi Martinez to injury last week.

Benatia’s move to Bayern had reportedly hit the buffers and this had earlier handed hope to both Arsenal and Manchester United who are both chasing the Moroccan international defender.

As one of our punters notes, Chelsea had been linked with him before Jose Mourinho decided his transfer dealings were apparently finished.

United however are still in dire need of another central defender and will now have to look elsewhere to supplement the signing of Marcos Rojo.

Thirty million is nothing to them if it means that they are able to steady their back four and indeed qualify for the Champions League again in the process.

Manchester United fans. Where should you turn now after seeing Thomas Vermaelen join Barcelona and Mehdi Benatia join Bayern Munich? Let us know your thoughts below.

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