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‘Rather Spend £90m On Skriniar’ ‘No Thanks’ Fans On Social Media Respond As City Are Linked With Yet Another United Target

Manchester City are interested in Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias, according to reports in the Portuguese media. As is the case with the defender’s teammate Florentino, the Citizens will have to battle rivals Manchester United for his signature.

City are said to be looking at signing a new centre-half in the January transfer window, with Aymeric Laporte sidelined with injury. Milan Skriniar has been mentioned as a possible option recently but Dias is also believed to be on the club’s radar.

On Twitter, supporters are not particularly excited by the club’s reported interest in Dias:

Dias reportedly has a €66m release clause at the moment, but that could rise to €88m if the defender signs a new contract. It looks as though his agent Jorge Mendes has been touting the player around in order to a get a better deal for his client so it may be the case that neither City nor United will follow up with a bid.