Manchester City have a deal in place for AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.

The Mirror says City have agreed a deal to sign Benatia, but are sweating on the Serie A giants' ability to sign a replacement.

Manuel Pellegrini is exceptionally keen on the Moroccan defender after an impressive season at the Olimpico and is willing to unload £30million to secure his signing this summer.

But having qualified for the Champions League, Roma are in no rush to sell and will only let the wantaway Benatia depart if they can sign players good enough for a title challenge and to compete in Europe's top club competition.

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