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Sport BREAKING NEWS: Man City sign Ruben Dias as Otamendi joins Benfica

02:00  28 september  2020
02:00  28 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi wanted by Porto and Inter

  Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi wanted by Porto and Inter The 32-year-old could yet be pushed into negotiations with Sevilla for Jules Kounde though the Spanish would prefer a straight cash deal of around £65million for the 21-year-old. Otamendi has fell down the pecking order at City following Nathan Ake's summer arrival from Bournemouth.

Manchester City have agreed a €55m (£50.1m) fee with Benfica for the centre-back Rúben Dias , with Nicolás Otamendi heading the other way.

Manchester City are reportedly set to sign Ruben Dias from Benfica .The Premier League club have had bids for Sevilla's Jules Kounde and Reports suggest that City will pay between 60 and 65 million euros for the 23-year-old, with Nicolas Otamendi moving to Benfica as part of the deal.

a man with a racket: Benfica defender Ruben Dias has joined Manchester City © Getty Images Benfica defender Ruben Dias has joined Manchester City

Manchester City have signed centre-back Ruben Dias from Benfica in a transfer worth an initial £62million (€68m) with Nicolas Otamendi heading the opposite way in a separate deal.

Portugal international Dias, 23, has been a regular for Primeira Liga side Benfica since emerging through the academy ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

Dias has been linked with a number of big-name clubs around Europe, including Manchester United, but rivals City have now reached an agreement with Benfica.

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Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Benfica centre-back Rúben Dias , who is expected to cost close to around £55m. Guardiola was unimpressed with City 's centre-back options last season and rarely hesitated to bench Otamendi and John Stones in favour of moving midfielder Fernandinho

Manchester City are in talks about signing Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias in a deal that could see Nicolas Otamendi move in the opposite direction. Nicolas Otamendi could be part of deal as the Premier League club look to bring in a defender during the transfer window.

The Portuguese side confirmed the news on their official website on Sunday, shortly before announcing a €15m (£13.67m) deal is in place for Otamendi, who must now undergo a medical.

City will pay an additional €3.6m (£2.1m) in add-ons for Dias should he trigger various performance-related clauses.

Dias captained Benfica in Saturday's victory over Moreirense and hugged his team-mates and sporting director Rui Costa as he left the field at full-time.

"It was a special moment [with Costa] and I think everyone already knows why," Dias said after the game. "Obviously, people leave their mark on you, and the club also.

"Without a doubt, it was very special for me. I am very happy. It was very important to consecrate this game with a goal, it was very special for me."

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