Los Blancos started talks with €35m-rated Reds long-term target

Los Blancos started negotiations with Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias and ready to compete with Liverpool, Man United, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus for the footballer. The Spanish club have problems in the back-line as Sergio Ramos already 33-year-old, Nacho Fernandez is in terrible form, and they need back-up.

Portugal international is the best choice in this situation as he had an impressive campaign and proved his worth one more time. Zinedine Zidane will do everything to sign him this summer, but it won’t be easy as Reds, Red Devils, Blues, Gunners and Bianconeri also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.

There will be a contest for the centre-back, and his price could become much more. The 22-year-old defender is a product of the Portuguese club youth academy and spent his whole career with them. He has a huge potential and can become a top-class centre-back if he continuous improvement.

In this season, Portuguese defender played 55 matches, scored four goals and provided three assists in all tournament. It is a fantastic result, and he can do much more with high-class teammates. Ruben has contracted with the Eagles until 2023, and his release clause is around €35m.

He regularly plays in the national team and also helped them to win the UEFA Nations League which is already a great achievement for the defender. Probably Dias will accept the correct offer from the French coach. Real Madrid already signed Porto centre-back Eder Militao, Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic and Santos starlet Rodrygo Goes.