Manchester United set to pinch Chelsea transfer target?

Mehdi BenatiaChelsea fans are looking seriously unimpressed here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Sunday Express claim Mehdi Benatia is not as close to joining the Blues as we first thought.

In fact, the Roma defender could well be on his way to Manchester United and that has got our punters who frequent Old Trafford a little bit exacted.

As one of our punters claims over a pint and our big screen TV, after the performance of Chris Smalling and co in the opening day home defeat yesterday, a defender who can actually do his job and live up to the title of his position will certainly not be a bad thing and well worth the rumoured £24 million asking price.

Chelsea meanwhile are looking to fill the void left by David Luiz, but as our landlord points out, the Blues are nowhere near as desperate to make signings currently being trailed by those in command at Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans. Is it vital you pip Chelsea to the post here? Is the Serie A star the only player you need or are there many more to come for Louis van Gaal? Let us know your thoughts below.

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