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According to ESPN, the Moroccan centre-back has joined the Italian club on their pre-season tour and has no intention of leaving Serie A this summer.
Both Benatia and Eliaquim Mangala have been linked with a move to City, but in the case of the former it appears he is staying exactly where he is.
The midfielder becomes the latest young Premier League-based player to move to the Latics and he will be hoping it ultimately paves the way for a place in Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team plans.
Recent reports had suggested that City may make a move following the injury to Alvaro Negredo. But a move for Drogba is reportedly not in the pipe-line, potentially paving the way for the player to return to Chelsea.