Man Utd make £30m bid for another Benfica man – report

Date published: Monday 19th June 2017 2:53

Manchester United have lodged a bid of £30million for Benfica defender Nelson Semedo, according to a report in Spain.

The right-back would be Jose Mourinho’s second defensive signing of the summer and second from Benfica following Victor Lindelof’s £30million move to Old Trafford.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, United have moved for Semedo and are waiting for a response on their bid.

The player though is also interesting several other clubs and Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are all set to make offers too, claims the report.

Barcelona are understood to have the Portuguese star as a back-up to Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.

Semedo, 23, has been linked to United previously, with a double deal with Lindelof reported. The player has four caps for Portugal and is currently in Russia with the Portugal squad for the Confederations Cup.

Mourinho and United relied on Antonio Valencia at right-back last season, but the United boss is believed to be looking for an alternative to Valencia.

Semedo was reportedly close to a move to Old Trafford in February.

Portuguese media outlet Notícias ao Minuto claimed that the Red Devils reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Semedo.

The fee mentioned in February was £35million for a player who has a contract with Benfica until 2021.

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