€40m New Centre-back- Arsenal Closing In On Signing Strong Defender

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Arsenal’s defence has been heavily criticised this season and whoever is in charge come the summer will invest heavily in several new recruits for the back four, and they won’t come cheap.

One player the Gunners are said to be targeting is Benfica’s standout centre-back Ruben Dias.

The Portugal U21 international has come right through the ranks at Benfica and has developed into a first-team regular this season as he looks to fill the void left by Victor Lindelof who joined Manchester United for a reported €35m last summer.

Reports from Portugal suggest that Dias will leave Benfica in the near future with interest from a number of European clubs, but the 20-year-old defender will not leave on the cheap.

Record state that Dias will be sold for at least €40m if Benfica decide to cash-in on him, but the defender also has a contractual release clause of €60m, so it will be interesting to see how close an interested party gets to meeting that figure.


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