Benatia tops Barca wishlist

Barcelona will make a move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, reports in the Spanish Press believe.

The Blaugrana are on the hunt for a new central defender after it was confirmed that Carles Puyol will leave at the end of the season.

And Mundo Deportivo write that the Catalan giants have put the Morocco international at the top of their list to replace the captain.

The Serie A outfit are said to be reticent to let Benatia go, but Barca will hope to tempt them with a €25m.

They will face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United however.

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