AC Milan to battle Man Utd, Arsenal & Barca for African star

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/11/2018

AC Milan have reportedly ready to battle Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona for African defender Mehdi Benatia in the January transfer window.

The 31-year-old Juventus center-back returned to Serie A three years ago from Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich, but Morocco international has been restricted to just five appearances in Serie A and the Champions League this season.

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According to Sport Mediaset, AC Milan are also monitoring the situation alongside Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona as the three clubs could be in the market for a new defender in the winter transfer window

Rossoneri set to replace injured Mattia Caldara with Benatia on loan move before making it permanent at the end of the season.

Benatia has also played for Udinese and Roma in Italy's top flight, while three years were spent contracted to Bayern Munich.