Meet The Star Moroccan Hard-Man Chelsea Need To Beat Man Utd To Sign

Next season's title favourites are slugging it out over the big Moroccan defender, but Jose might just have nicked it...
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Next season's title favourites are slugging it out over the big Moroccan defender, but Jose might just have nicked it...

Meet The Star Moroccan Hard-Man Chelsea Need To Beat Man Utd To Sign

With Jose offloading erratic Brazilian defender to moneybags Frenchmen Paris Saint Germain, he'll need a replacement and - according to the Guardian - it looks like he's probably found one in the considerable frame of AS Roma's ace Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia if he can get there ahead of Man Utd.

At 27 he's currently at the peak of his powers and had a great season in Serie A last year, cementing himself as a talented ball-playing centre-half who's good in the air and quick along the floor and also been linked with a move to Barcelona in the past - a fact which'll probably whack another £5million onto his price-tag.

While Jose will also have raw Frenchman Kurt Zouma  at his centre-half services next season, a player of Benatia's experience and temperament will be perfect for transitioning Zouma into the side.

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