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Manchester United Switch Attention To Benfica Star After Koulibaly Snub

Amuda Segun

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Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to Benfica defender Ruben Dias after they were frustrated in their attempt to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Italian Serie A giants Napoli.

This is according to the publication from popular English news outlet Daily Mirror which revealed that the Red Devils have moved their attention to Ruben Dias who’s a more realistic option than Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

It was revealed that Napoli have slapped an asking price of £150m as they attempt to rebuff potential suitors like Manchester United.

The Red Devils are not the only ones interested in the aforementioned Koulibaly.

Major European clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been mentioned as potential transfer destinations for the Senegalese international centre back.

Recent reports claimed that Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid have made a £79m bid for Koulibaly and it remains to be seen whether Napoli will buckle under the pressure from the Los Merengues.

Ruben Dias is the alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly for Manchester United who are in the market for a new centre back after the poor defensive showings of the just concluded season.

Manchester United had one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League after conceding 54 goals in 38 games.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.