Medhi Benatia joins Juventus
Medhi Benatia, who has been on loan at Juventus from FC Bayern since the start of the season, is to move to Turin permanently. The Italian champions have taken up a clause in the loan contract to buy the 30 year-old Moroccan international. The total transfer fee is €20 million, comprising the €3 million fee for the loan this season and a fixed sum of €17 million agreed by the two clubs.
FC Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "I'd like to thank Medhi Benatia for two successful years at FC Bayern and wish him well for his future at Juventus -- particularly for the upcoming Champions League final against Real Madrid."