Manchester City were one of 35 clubs who sent scouts to the Estádio da Luz last night, according to the Portuguese media.
Pep Guardiola’s side had an official watching Benfica’s big 2-1 win over Lyon, which gave the Eagles their first points in the competition.
It’s newspaper A Bola who reports City’s visit to Lisbon, and although they don’t point out a target for the Premier League side, there’s someone who was certainly being watched.
Benfica defender Ruben Dias has been linked to Manchester City for months, with both the Portuguese and the English press saying he’s a target for the club.
The Benfica defender had another safe performance, with no guilt in Lyon’s goal, and his display was once again praised by the local press.
Benfica are in a hurry to give Ruben Dias a new contract so they can release his release clause, which currently stands at €66m.
Given Manchester City’s need for a defender, it wouldn’t be a crazy idea to get him for that amount in January. At least in the case he doesn’t sign a new deal until then.