Date: 26th August 2014 at 6:12pm
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This morning we reported on how officials from AS Roma had pulled the plug on a meeting with Bayern Munich officials regarding the possible transfer of Mehdi Benatia.

We reported it as a piece of positive news and even ran with the theory that it might be a sign that Louis van Gaal could be about to do a deal that would pair Benatia with Rojo at the heart of the Manchester United defence.

Well it appears everybody was wide of the mark.

It is being reported this evening that not only have negotiations with Bayern Munich been on-going but that the Bavarian giants have sealed a deal that will see the 27 year-old become a Bayern Munich player for the next five years.