Italian Serie A giants Juventus are said to be planning a move for highly-rated Benfica defender Ruben Dias ahead of the resumption of the transfer window this summer.
This is according to the publication from Portuguese media outlet Record which revealed that the Italians are ready to step up their interest in the young defender.
The young Portuguese centre back has been attracting the interest of the best clubs on the European football scene.
Premier League giants Manchester United have been credited with an interest in Ruben Dias and the club’s scouts were in attendance to run the rule over him while he was in action for Benfica at the weekend.
Manchester United scouted him and his Benfica teammate Joao Felix.
Ruben Dias was in good form as he scored one of the goals as Benfica came from a goal down to beat Sporting Braga away from home.
The defender played a crucial role as Benfica won 4-1 to secure the league summit at the expense of defending champions FC Porto.
It was his sixth league goal in two seasons for Benfica.
The 21-year-old has four years left on his current contract at Benfica with a release clause of €60m.