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Manchester United in negotiations with Benfica over Lindelof

Manchester United in negotiations with Benfica over Lindelof

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Jose Mourinho has targeted the Sweden defender, and is currently discussing the possibility of bringing the 22-year-old to the Premier League

Manchester United are currently in negotiations with Benfica about the possibility of signing defender Victor Lindelof, Goal understands.

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho is looking to bring the Sweden international to Old Trafford, but may have to pay more than Lindelof's current €30 million release clause to bring him to the Premier League.

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Lindelof is undergoing contract talks with the Portuguese side, which could see his release clause doubled to deter interest from United, PSG, and Inter Milan.

The centre-back started all three of Sweden's group games at Euro 2016, and was handed the captain's armband when he came off the bench in their 2-0 friendly win over Hungary in November.

Only 22, Lindelof has already helped Benfica to two Primeira Liga titles as well as Taca de Portugal and Taca da Liga trophies. He is also decorated at international level, having been named in the Uefa Team of the Tournament after winning the European Under-21 Championship with Sweden in 2015.

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Lindelof could link up wth fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford, and the country's record goalscorer believes he has the talent to make the step up.

"I think Victor is doing great things, he is playing good for Benfica, he gets a lot of responsibility for the national team now, he is growing," ibrahimovic told reporters.

"Is he good enough for United? I think he's good enough for the big clubs out there. It's up to him what he wants. Whatever he chooses will be good for him.

"I know he is hot on the market so let him make the right choice, what fits him good."

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