Manchester Metropolis have opened talks with Benfica concerning a swap deal for Ruben Dias – in line with studies.
Pep Guardiola is raring to signal a brand new centre-back this summer season regardless of including Nathan Ake to his ranks earlier within the window.
MEN Sport perceive Kalidou Koulibaly was a precedence goal for the Metropolis boss however the Blues are actually pursuing different targets on their record as a transfer for the Senegal worldwide continues to stall.
Sevilla defender Joules Kounde and Atletico Madrid man Jose Gimenez are on Metropolis’s shortlist however studies in Portugal counsel they’ve accelerated plans to signal Benfica skipper Dias.
The Each day Mail report Metropolis have opened talks with the Portuguese aspect and plan to supply Nicolas Otamendi in a swap deal for the Portugal worldwide.
Dias is underneath contract at Benfica till 2024 and the identical report provides that his membership would like a straight money deal fairly than see Otamendi included in any potential transfer.
Elsewhere, studies in Italy counsel Metropolis can’t be dominated out as a possible vacation spot for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani this summer season.
The 26-year-old is broadly anticipated to go away the membership and has been linked with a swap to the Premier League amongst many golf equipment round Europe.
Tuttosport declare Rugani is being monitored by Metropolis as he could be considerably cheaper than the opposite targets on their shortlist.
Rugani made simply ten appearances within the Serie A final season and stays behind Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini within the pecking order.