- Ruben Dias edges closer to dream move to Manchester City
- The Premier League outfit has agreed to splash a whopping £64m on the Portuguese defender
- The 23-year-old will become the Citizens' most expensive player once he finalises his deal with City
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Manchester City are reportedly on the verge of solving their defensive woes with a move for Ruben Dias this window.
The Citizens suffered their first Premier League defeat last weekend after being humiliated by Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium over the weekend.
Coach Brendan Rodgers' men ran off with a 5-2 victory with Jamie Vardy grabbing his first hat-trick of the new season.
Nathan Ake and Riyad Mahrez scored a goal each but they were not enough to help the home team avoid outright humiliation.
This has however forced the former EPL champions to intensify their efforts to pursue their interest in the Portugal international in a deal valued around £64 million.
Dias has undergone medical at the club but will not be able to complete his move unless Nicolas Otamendi is certified to join Benfica.
Since the departure of Vincent Kompany, City have missed some quality defending and they could solve that problem this window.
Ake joined them from Bournemouth in a deal around £40 million, but it is obvious the Pep Guardiola needed more than just the Dutchman.
Apart from Dias, the Spanish-born tactician was also eyeing a move for Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, Sevilla's Jules Kounde, and Jose Gimenez at Atletico.
However, they seem to have settled for the 23-year-old and could secure his signature in the coming days.
Man City suspended their interest in Koulibaly and Gimenez due to the outrageous price slapped on them by their respective clubs.
Dias could become the Citizens' most expensive player in history if he completes his £64m move to the Etihad - beating the £62.8m Atletico Madrid received for Rodri last summer.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City are on the verge of completing a move for Portugal international, Ruben Dias in a deal around £64 million.
The deal will also see Nicolas Otamendi head the other way as the Citizens are planning to strengthen their backline.
Reports claim the 23-year-old has agreed to join the Etihad Stadium outfit on a five deal while the Argentine will move to Benfica on a three-year deal.
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