Ruben Dias will journey to Manchester tomorrow to finish a transfer to Manchester Metropolis, based on studies.
With simply over per week to go till the switch window closes, Metropolis are nonetheless attempting to deliver one other top of the range centre-back to the membership following their struggles on the again final season.
Nathan Ake has already made a formidable debut on the Etihad following his transfer from Bournemouth this summer season however Pep Guardiola stays eager so as to add much more depth and high quality to his defence.
Kalidou Koulibaly has been the highest goal all summer season however, as there has nonetheless but to be a breakthrough in negotiations with Napoli, Metropolis have began to discover options.
M.E.N. Sport understands that the Blues have stepped up their curiosity in Dias, and will even supply Nicolas Otamendi as a make-weight in any deal.
In line with TVI24, through SportWitness, Dias to Metropolis is a ‘executed deal,’ with the Blues paying €50millon upfront to Benfica plus €15million in bonuses, although the Portugese membership will declare the deal is price €80million.
That is as a result of, the report states, Otamendi will likely be heading to Lisbon in alternate, with the Argentine’s switch being price €15million.
Dias began for Benfica on Saturday night time of their Primeira Liga fixture towards Moreinense and it is reported he’ll now fly to Manchester to finish the transfer to Metropolis on Sunday.
It is understood that Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Jose Gimenez of Atletico Madrid are additionally being thought of as options.
In the meantime, Houssem Aouar has an settlement to hitch Arsenal, based on L’Equipe.
They are saying the Lyon midfielder, who has been linked with Metropolis on and off for a while, has agreed to hitch Mikel Arteta’s males, with the golf equipment nonetheless to agree a switch price.
Pep Guardiola has publicly praised Aouar, who impressed once more in final season’s Champions League exit to Lyon, with the Frenchman admitting such reward and hyperlinks to Metropolis have been flattering.