Manchester United are still being linked to the Benfica defender Ruben Dias. The claims aren’t often, but every now and again it pops up again.
Today, the story comes from newspaper Record, who says the Eagles are working hard on offering the player a new contract.
Benfica’s intention is mostly to raise his release clause, as previously made public by club president Luis Felipe Vieira.
The Lisbon side want to change his price tag from €66m to €88m, and then feel more safe about the interest from other European giants.
Record claims that Juventus, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are all interested in Dias, and Vieira understands that all of these clubs could trigger his current release clause.
At the end of the season, the word in Portugal was that João Félix and Ruben Dias would only be sold for the amount of their release clauses.
It looks like Félix is on his way to Atletico Madrid for €120m, so perhaps Vieira was right to be confident that the duo would be worth all that money.