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Juventus defender Benatia to consider options after World Cup

The 31-year-old is focused on the World Cup with Morocco and will consider his options once the tournament ends.

Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia will consider all his options – including a possible move to Arsenal – after the World Cup.

The 31-year-old centre-half, who is an integral part of the Morocco squad heading to Russia for this summer’s tournament, has been linked with a move to the Emirates this summer.

His club team-mate Stephan Lichtsteiner made the switch from Juventus to Arsenal on Tuesday, and Benatia refused to rule out a similar switch after the World Cup.

When asked about his future with the Serie A champions, Benatia said in quotes reported by France Football: “Juve future? I have a ton of faith in Rudi Garcia and his staff.

“But I still have another two years of contract with Juventus.

“My focus is currently on the Fifa World Cup clearly.

“Once this is over, I will then focus on my future.

“Arsenal? I don’t want to talk about this at this moment in time. This is up to my agent…”.

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