Any lingering hopes that Aaron Ramsey might reverse his wont to leave Arsenal at the end of the season appear to have been lanced with reports emanating from the Italian press that Juventus have nearly closed the deal.
Aaron Ramsey could be set to leave Arsenal this month rather than at the end of the season when his contract expires, with Juventus holding a player who Unai Emery is believed to be keen to add to his squad.
And, according to reports in Italy, Emery is keen to land Morocco global Benatia in the January transfer window.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, the Wales global is able to speak to European clubs this month in order to secure a move.
The 28-year-old was attracted to Italy by the prospect of a five-year contract worth almost £6million a season (£5.87m) a season in a bid to see off interest from the likes of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal holds off a tackle from Fabinho of Liverpool in the Premier League game between Liverpool v Arsenal at Anfield, Liverpool.
Capped once by Spain, Suarez has made just six appearances this season, including one as a substitute in the Champions League draw with Tottenham.
'All situations like this, we will speak with the player and with the club but at the moment, I want his focus the same, each training, each match.
"He, however, will look at it as a great opportunity and a new start will give him a new lease of life". This experience and this mentality shown by every player today is something to be proud of. But I want him in the present with us.