Missing $33M stopping Utd dream deal as City swiftly throws cash at key issue

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On a night it shipped five goals to Leicester in a 5-2 humiliation at home, Manchester City has agreed a deal for more defensive reinforcements.
Benfica centre back Ruben Dias is set to join Pep Guardiola's side after a £65 million ($118m AUD) deal was made on the weekend.

A Benfica statement confirmed on Sunday that City will pay £62m upfront with the final £3 subject to add-ons.

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City defender Nicolas Otamendi will head the other way after Benfica separately agreed to pay £13.6m ($24.6 AUD) for his services.

The club said both deals are still subject to personal terms being agreed.

Dias was in Portugal's 2018 World Cup squad and has impressed over three seasons at Benfica.

He's set to come into a team under fire for its leaky defence that gave away three penalties to Leicester during Sunday night's shock loss.

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