Mehdi Benatia
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Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been encouraged in their pursuit of signing Mehdi Benatia in the summer.

The Roma defender's agent admitted that his client would evaluate the situation and hold talks with the Italian club's directors to discuss the centre-back's future. United skipper Nemanja Vidic has expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford in the summer and has already signed an agreement to join Inter Milan next season.

The Moroccan international has been a transfer target for David Moyes' side as the Scot eyes him as Vidic's replacement at the club. The Express claims, that north London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on signing the central defender.

Benatia's agent, Moussa Sissoko has confirmed that several clubs are keen on acquiring his client's services.

"We will have a meeting with Roma. The directors are aware of the fact that big clubs are interested. After the meeting with Roma we will see what Mehdi's decision will be. Although today, he feels very, very happy at Roma," Sissoko told L'Equipe.

The centre-back joined Roma from Udinese on a five-year deal last summer. He has started in 30 league games, while scoring five goals in the process. However, Benatia has admitted that an offer from top clubs from England, Spain or Germany could tempt him to leave Roma.

"I am loving my time in Italy. The league is a very good one and to be honest an important Italian team will always be my first choice unless a huge English, Spanish or German club come for me," the Express quoted Benatia as saying.

Meanwhile, United face Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League at Allianz Arena on Wednesday. Despite the first leg at Old Trafford ending in a 1-1 draw, Moyes claims his players need a good performance to come out victorious from their trip to Germany.

"The players have to be technically good on the ball. The players need to do better in possession, but I think we need the same spirit and same determination as the first leg to get through," Moyes explained.

"We'll need a very good performance from everybody. It's a game where you won't be able to carry any passengers. But it's also a game everyone is really looking forward to. We're really well prepared by beating Newcastle 4-0 at the weekend. The players are going into the game in a good frame of mind.