Benfica price Portugal worldwide at better than £50m; Nicolas Otamendi could also be part of Primeira Liga membership as part of deal
Ultimate Updated: 25/09/20 10:31pm
Manchester Metropolis are in talks with Benfica over the signing of centre-back Ruben Dias.
Metropolis are on the market for a second central defender as a priority all through this swap window, after having signed Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in August.
It’s understood Benfica price Dias at better than £50m, nonetheless the golf tools are moreover in discussions about Nicolas Otamendi transferring inside the completely different route.
The 23-year-old has impressed all through three seasons at Benfica and was in Portugal’s 2018 World Cup squad.
The membership are looking for an alternative choice to Vincent Kompany, who left closing 12 months, and have been evaluating a wide range of players all through Europe.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly had been Metropolis’s excessive aim nonetheless his valuation has moreover remained too out of attain for Metropolis up to now.
Sevilla’s Jules Kounde moreover emerged as one amongst their most popular targets as a result of the membership keep in talks over a doable deal for the 21-year-old Frenchman.
Nonetheless, Metropolis have denied placing a £78m bid for Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez, after the La Liga membership’s president claimed he had rejected a proposal for the central defender.
Although Gimenez is any individual of curiosity, Metropolis received’t be paying a similar value for a centre-back on this window.
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