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July 15, 2016

MUNICH (AP) — Central defender Medhi Benatia is leaving Bayern Munich to join Juventus on loan for one season.

Bayern says Juventus holds an option to sign him to a longer deal.

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Benatia played two seasons for Bayern after arriving from Roma.

The arrival of Germany central defender Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund made Benatia's departure likely.

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