Manchester United Closing In On £75 Million Rated Benfica Defender Victor Lindelof

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Manchester United are set for talks with Benfica about defender Victor Lindelof, reports The Sun.

The Portuguese club want £42m for the Swedish centre-back, who is being chased by a host of European clubs.

Reports in Portugal claim Super-agent Jorge Mendes and Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira arrived in Manchester on Monday to complete Victor Lindelof’s transfer to Old Trafford.

However, The Sun understands the two clubs remain apart in their valuation for the 22-year-old.

Victor Lindelof has a buy-out clause of £75m, but United expect to sign him for significantly less.

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen in central defence despite the impact made by £30m summer signing Eric Bailly – who will be on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

Mourinho started the season with summer signing, Eric Bailly, and Daley Blind as his centre-back pairing — but the Dutchman was eventually replaced by Chris Smalling.

Injury to the Ivorian and former Fulham man, and the Dutchman’s inconsistency, saw the returning Jones and Rojo installed as the new No.1 pairing.

United’s fortunes have turned around significantly in recent weeks, with the duo proving to be a solid outfit.

Manchester United scouts have made regular checks on  Victor Lindelof, 22, this season but  Jose Mourinho is aware that other European clubs are also tracking the Sweden international and wants to sign him now rather than wait until the summer.

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