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Manchester United agree transfer for Benfica defender Lindelof

Vera Richards | 11 June, 2017, 06:45

The Sun claims that Victor Lindelof will be in Manchester on Wednesday to undergo a medical, after he completes his next tour of worldwide duty with Sweden.

The Sweden global has impressed both physically and technically over the past two seasons for the Portuguese giants, winning back-to-back Liga titles and this season's Taca de Portugal.

Lindelof is in line to become the second centre-back signed by United manager Jose Mourinho following last year's £30 million capture of Ivory Coast global Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

Portuguese daily newspaper Record understands that Manchester United have finally reached an agreement to sign Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

The Portuguese is again closing in on the Sweden global, though, with Lindelof set to add to United's defensive options next term.

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But in their grovelling apology to Southampton , a statement read that they would end "any interest" in he highly-wanted star. Efforts to sign Mohamed Salah have also stalled in recent days with Liverpool reluctant to meet Roma's asking price.

Lindelof played in Sweden's hugely important win over France on Friday night, and while he is not a household name, Man Utd fans are excited given Mourinho's outstanding track record in terms of signing centre-backs, with Eric Bailly being the flawless example from past year.

Lindelof could start the domino effect for the club and Mourinho, who reportedly has his sights set on a center-back, a midfielder, an attacking player and a striker.

"He is growing. He has a lot of responsibility with the national team now", Ibrahimovic said.

"I have played there for five years and really enjoy myself".

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