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

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

Benatia has been in and out the first team, with having being picked ahead of him to partner at centre back on a number of occasions by manager 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 Serie A 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 would consider, the club’s 3-3 draw against Liverpool on Friday night may have forced the Gunners boss’s hand in seeking to strengthen the backline.