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Medhi Benatia agrees to terms with Juventus

Medhi Benatia is going to Juventus

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Later this week you'll be able to close the book on the Medhi Benatia transfer story. The 29-year-old Moroccan centerback has agreed to terms with Juventus FC and Bayern Munich and the club have successfully negotiated for his loan, report multiple outlets in Italy. He will undergo a medical check on Thursday.

The total price of the move is reported to be €20M, but the details are still in flux. It will be a loan deal of between €2M and €3M -- sources vary on the amount -- and will include a purchase option as has been reported for months now. The nature of the purchase option though is of question as some outlets report the fee will become compulsory after a set number of appearances while other reports that is not the case.

For Bayern Munich who brought in Mats Hummels in May, this relives some pressure in a five-man logjam in central defense. While Javi Martinez and Holger Badstuber are not without their question marks given their injury history over the past three-plus years, carrying five centerbacks for two positions was always going to be a recipe for a departure. Medhi Benatia, who comes with his own rather exhaustive and irritating injury history at Bayern Munich, will be the man who gets the short straw.

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