I’m staying at Roma! Man City and Chelsea target rules out summer move

first_img1 Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, who has been targeted by Chelsea and Manchester City, has informed the Italian club’s supporters he intends to stay at the Stadio Olimpico.Morocco international Benatia had a superb maiden season at Roma, playing a key role as they secured a second-place finish in Serie A and qualification for the Champions League.He subsequently courted attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with City, Chelsea and Barcelona among his admirers.The 27-year-old, formerly of Udinese, was reportedly keen on seeking pastures new but he could now be set to stay in the Eternal City.Speaking to a group of Roma supporters, who unfurled a banner in support of him at the club’s training camp in Trigoria, he said: “Thanks for the affection. I think I will stay here.” Mehdi Benatia last_img read more