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Manchester United to launch official bid for Portuguese defender?

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United eyeing winter move for Dias?

Manchester United are reportedly planning an approach to sign Benfica's Ruben Dias when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

The Red Devils landed the services of Harry Maguire from Leicester City in a deal worth £80m last summer and the Englishman has already cemented his place as a regular at the heart of the defence.

Still, it appears that the club are aiming to add more quality in the central defensive deparment and Record claims that they may come up with an approach for Dias in January.

Dias currently has a £59m release clause on his contract with Benfica but reports have emerged that the Portuguese giants will renew his deal in the coming weeks to increase that value to £79m.

Victor Lindelof and Axel Tuanzebe have partnered Maguire in central defence this term and it seems that the Red Devils are still searching for a long-term partner for the England international.