Benatia: If I have to leave Bayern, then I will

Benatia: If I have to leave Bayern, then I will
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Published May 1st, 2016 - 12:43 GMT via

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Medhi Benatia
Medhi Benatia

Medhi Benatia is open to the possibility of leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season amid the club's interest in Mats Hummels.

Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the club's interest in the Germany international, although the defender has subsequently denied claims he has asked to join Bayern.

Talk of Hummels' return to Bayern has sparked speculation over Benatia's future at Allianz Arena amid interest from Italian champions Juventus.

Klopp: I will never manage Bayern And former Roma centre-back Benatia left the door open to a Bayern exit following Saturday's 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, with the Morocco international criticising the club's public pursuit of Hummels.

"Hummels? He is a great player and would be welcomed here," Benatia was quoted as telling Sky Sport Italia.

"In my case, if I have to leave Bayern at the end of this season, then I will leave.

"I will not do it like the managerial staff, who spoke about transfer rumours before an important game like the semi-finals of the Champions league [against Atletico Madrid].

"I am only thinking on finishing the season well and I want to live great emotions. I am talking about the Champions League, the Bundesliga title and the German Cup. In a player's career, it is important to live these moments."

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