Manchester United & Arsenal fall behind in Serie A defender chase

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United and Arsenal have fallen behind in the race to sign defender Mehdi Benatia as AC Milan emerge as favourites.

According to talkSPORT, both Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been very impressed with the Serie A defender.

It also claims both Manchester United and Arsenal are looking to reinforce their respective defences in the summer and were gearing up for a tussle over Benatia.

However, it now appears as though the 26-year-old’s next destination is unlikely to be either Old Trafford or Emirates Stadium.

Udinese’s Serie A rivals AC Milan are in pole position to land the £15million-rated man after outmanoeuvring both Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Gunners look likely to be left with only three senior centre-backs this summer as Sebastien Squaillaci’s contract expires and he will leave, while Johan Djourou has openly expressed a desire to stay at Hannover where he is currently on loan.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have doubts over the long-term fitness and future of both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, so a move for Benatia could be Ferguson planning a season or two ahead.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again