Manchester United to sign Benfica defender

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Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica for a fee of £30.75million.
Having secured Champions League football by adding the Europa League to their EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs, attention quickly turned to reinforcements.
Lindelof is now set to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the summer after United struck a deal with Benfica – with the fee set at €35million.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “Manchester United is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Victor Lindelof, subject to a medical examination, international clearance and personal terms.
“A further announcement will be made once the transfer is complete.”
Lindelof has been a long-standing target at United, having flourished in recent seasons with Portuguese giants Benfica.
A source close to the player revealed on Saturday: “It’s a done deal. There are some very minor things to wrap up and of course the medical.
“He hasn’t wanted to allow the move to distract him from Sweden duty but he will be flying straight to Manchester after the game in Oslo on Tuesday and then undergoing his medical.”
The Sweden international comes into a side that are set to release compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, although the veteran striker will continue his rehabilitation from serious knee ligament damage with them.

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