Since Ruben Dias became a regular starter for Benfica, the Portuguese media has been linking him to Premier League clubs.
And now that the English press has been claiming that Manchester City are after the defender, O Jogo brings a story saying two other clubs could give some competition for him.
O Jogo’s story is basically covering the claims saying Pep Guardiola’s side could sign the player in January, but they must be aware of the competition from both Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, as if they were all equal in the race.
The Red Devils’ interest has been reported for a long time now, but it’s interesting to see Wolves, whose chase was never a subject of big reports, to be included in the list.
O Jogo writes that by doing this, Manchester City are trying to ‘anticipate’ the competition against their Premier League rivals. They add that Dias is tied with a €66m release clause.
A Bola also has a story about it today, claiming that Benfica are currently working on raising Ruben Dias’ clause so they can protect him from the English interest.
Many reports used to say the amount would increase from €66m to €88m, but they don’t bring numbers this time.