Date: 26th December 2017 at 10:50pm
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will not negotiate with over centre back Medhi Benatia, according to Sky Sport Italia (via TMW).

reportedly had a €40m (£35.5m) bid turned down for the Moroccan international, and the Bianconeri are adamant the 30 year old will not be sold in the January transfer window.

Benatia has been in and out the first team, with Daniele Rugani having being picked ahead of him to partner at centre back on a number of occasions by manager Max Allegri this campaign.

Since his return from an ankle injury in late November however, the defender has been a mainstay in Juve’s starting eleven, and the side haven’t conceded a single goal since his reintroduction to the first team.

Although a £35.5m offer for a 30 year old doesn’t seem like something that Arsene would consider, the club’s 3-3 draw against on Friday night may have forced boss’s hand in seeking to strengthen the backline.