Manchester City are interested in AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.

City are in the market for a new centre-half, with Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards due to leave and doubts over the future of Martin Demichelis.

The Sun says City are ready to gatecrash Manchester United's move for Roma centre-back Benatia.

United have also been tracking the Morocco international since his days with Udinese.

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