Manchester Metropolis have held talks around signing Benfica defender Ruben Dias.
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, was originally the best target, but Napoli want £80m for the Senegal defender, which Town are not organized to pay.
Dias, 23, has amazed throughout a few seasons at Benfica and was selected for Portugal’s 2018 Globe Cup squad.
Guardiola is assessing a variety of selections in advance of the transfer window closes on 5 October.
Town are also intrigued in Sevilla’s France Beneath-21 global Jules Kounde, who who helped his aspect get over Wolves and Manchester United in the Europa League in advance of they beat Inter Milan in the final.
Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez is also beneath thing to consider, while Town have turned down stories from Spain that they have created a bid for the 25-calendar year-aged Uruguayan.
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