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Manchester City 'agree Ruben Dias, Nicolas Otamendi swap'

Man City 'agree Dias, Otamendi swap'
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Manchester City are reportedly on the brink of signing Benfica defender Ruben Dias, with Nicolas Otamendi moving in the opposite direction.

Manchester City are reportedly closing in on the big-money signing of Benfica defender Ruben Dias.

Despite the recent arrival of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, Pep Guardiola has remained keen to bring in another established centre-back.

Although the Premier League giants have been strongly linked with Sevilla's Jules Kounde, it appears that attention has been switched to wrapping up a deal for Dias.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, City are on the brink of signing the Portugal international in a proposal consisting of £50m plus Nicolas Otamendi.

The outgoing Argentina international is said to have agreed personal terms with Benfica, theoretically resulting in the deal being concluded once both players have come through their respective medicals.

Dias is ready to sign a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium.


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