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Man Utd ready to turn to Benfica defender Ruben Dias

Manchester United are ready to move for Benfica defender Ruben Dias.

The Mirror says United are turning to Dias after Napoli slapped a £150million price-tag on Senegal target Kalidou Koulibaly.

An initial £85m inquiry from United for central defender Koulibaly was rejected last week by the Serie A club.

That came with a warning they will not listen to offers of less than £150m. The Italians confirmed the hands-off stance by turning down £90m from Real Madrid on Friday.

All of which seems to have done the trick in deterring United from their pursuit of Koulibaly – for now at least.

Instead, the fallen Premier League giants' focus is firmly back on fast-rising Portuguese international Dias.

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