Man Utd planning £52m move for highly-rated defender

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Manchester United have reportedly preparing £52m move to secure services of Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old Portugues defender has played more than 50 games for his Portuguese giants during the 2018-19 season.

The Red Devils are believed to have scouted the defender earlier this year ahead of a potential switch in the summer.

However, according to The Sun, Portuguese giants have told the Man Utd that it will cost more than £50m in order to lure Dias away from Estádio da Luz.

The Red Devils disappointing 2018-19 season ended with a shock 2-0 defeat to Cardiff City at Old Trafford on Sunday.

As a result, Manchester United are expected to invest heavily this summers transfer market – have finished the 2018/19 campaign on the sixth place of the Premier League table.

Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not given up on the prospect of securing services of Portuguese sensational Bruno Fernandes this summer, according to the reports.

The Sporting Lisbon main man has managed to found back of the net 32 times in all competitions this campaign and has an £85million release clause in his current deal that runs until 2023, Sporting are thought to be ready to cash in on 24-year-old midfielder this summer and sell for less than his deals break clause.

A Bola reported that the Red Devils are not out of the running after Norwegian boss insisted to his team securing services of Bruno Fernandes is fundamental to his plans to rebuild the team.

Former Malmo boss wants the chance to convince Sporting to accept their offer and lure him at Old Trafford while their direct PL rivals Manchester City have also expressed interest.