The Bundesliga champions have secured the signing of the defender from Roma on a five-year contract


Bayern Munich have announced they have reached an agreement with Roma for the signing of centre-back Mehdi Benatia.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a possible switch to the Allianz Arena for several weeks, with reports over a potential move gathering pace following the injury suffered by Javi Martinez.

Bayern have now confirmed that a deal has been agreed to sign the player for an undisclosed fee from the Serie A giants, with Benatia set to travel to Munich later this week to complete a medical and finalise personal terms.

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