Man United are desperate to sign €40m-rated Liga NOS centre-back

Benfica defender Ruben Dias is the subject of interest from the Red Devils, who are eager to bring in a new teammate for Harry Maguire. Man United successfully lured Harry Maguire to Theatre of Dreams from Leicester City for £80m back in summer, making him the world’s most expensive defender in the process.

The English centre-back has settled into his new surroundings quickly, but there are still some problems over Lindelof’s ability to play alongside him in the back-line. Tuanzebe has also been granted the opportunity to shine at defence in recent weeks, but Red Devils look set to dip back into the transfer market to complete their back-line.

Man United have set their sights on Benfica defender Ruben Dias, whom they believe is the perfect man to come in and cover a key position in Norwegian manager’s squad. Portugal international is in line for a new contract at Estadio da Luz, which will see his release clause increase to £80m.

Ruben’s huge price tag has not put off Man United, however, with a lucrative offer for his signature likely to be launched at some point next year. Victor signed a new long-term contract at Theatre of Dreams in September, which ties him to the club until 2024, but it now seems as though his position at the club is not as stable as first thought.

That being said, Portuguese centre-back has all the qualities to be a success in Man United, and with the likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid also monitoring his progress, Red Devils will have to move quickly to secure a deal.