Tottenham join the race to sign Roma defender Mehdi Benatia

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United may have thought that the race to sign Roma defender Mehdi Benatia was to be fought between them and them alone, but it would appear that their complacency could come back to haunt them, as Tottenham are now in talks with his club. Spurs, who have remained relatively quiet thus far in this summer’s transfer window, are said to be trying to engineer moves for both Benatia and his Italian team-mate Mattia Destro, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to build on what is surely now a confirmed signing in Swansea’s Ben Davies.