Manchester Metropolis absorb agreed a deal to label Portugal defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for £65m.
Metropolis’s Argentina centre-aid Nicolas Otamendi, 32, will dash the unsuitable intention for about £13.7m in a separate switch.
Supervisor Pep Guardiola has wished a correct-sided central defender since Vincent Kompany retired final summer time.
On Sunday night Benfica launched a assertion confirming the two transfers nevertheless acknowledged contracts restful can absorb to be signed by the gamers.
Dias, 23, became captain for Benfica’s accumulate over Moreirense on Saturday and hugged team-mates and sporting director Rui Costa at the final whistle.
After the match, Dias – who had scored his 12th purpose for the club in 133 appearances – suggested Benfica TV: “It became a critical game for me and being succesful of note it with a purpose became very special.
“I judge that every person already has an belief why I hugged Rui Costa.”
The failure to stable an alternative choice to former skipper Kompany became seen as a fundamental explanation for Metropolis no longer striking up extra of a challenge to Liverpool in final season’s Premier League title dart.
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, became at the initiating Metropolis’s top aim this summer time, nevertheless the Italian club wished £80m for the Senegal defender, which Metropolis were no longer prepared to pay.
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