Benatia open to PSG talks

Udinese defender tempted by return to France

Mehdi Benatia: Would be willing to discuss a switch to PSG

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Mehdi Benatia has responded to constant speculation regarding his future by admitting he would be willing to consider a move to Paris St Germain.

The 24-year-old is currently on the books of Italian outfit Udinese having completed a switch to Serie A in February 2010.

His profile has risen considerably over the last 18 months and some of Europe's top clubs are reported to be readying New Year bids.

Benatia, who was born in France but represents Morocco at international level, has hinted that a January switch is unlikely.

He is, however, open to the possibility of returning to Ligue 1 next summer and concedes that he would find it difficult to turn down the opportunity to represent ambitious PSG.

Interesting

"Paris St Germain are an interesting option," said Benatia.

"I said as much in August. I spoke to the Udinese president (Franco Soldati) about it at that time, but he didn't want to sell me.

"I'm from Paris, my family live there and there is an important project being developed at PSG.

"We could talk about it again at the end of the season."