Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to recruit a new centre-back into the team having signed the duo of James Daniel and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer.
Man Utd have been linked with a move to sign England international, Harry Maguire from Leicester City, however, the Foxes are making the transfer difficult for the Red Devils as they are demanding a transfer fee that will make Maguire become the most expensive defender in the world.
Following the Foxes refusal, Man Utd have now turned their focus on Benfica’s 22-year-old defender, Ruben Dias.
Reports from Portugal did not reveal the full contract details, however, Benfica are said to be demanding for full payment of £59 million.
To make the transfer more difficult for Man Utd, Benfica are not under pressure to sell Dias as they have made close to £200 million during the transfers this summer.
Daily Mailreports that Benfica are pushing Dias toward signing a new deal with them that will see his transfer clause rise to £79 million.
Dias rose through the youth ranks at Benfica and at the moment, he is in the club’s first team. He is also a regular with the Portuguese national team.
22-year-old Dias will be a perfect upgrade to Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.
The Man United fans would be hoping their club signs Maguire as he is a tried and trusted Premier League defender.