Lindelof drops biggest hint yet that he’s to join Man Utd

Joe Williams

Victor Lindelof: To swap Benfica for Man Utd?

Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has fueled transfer speculation linking him with a January move to Old Trafford by signing a Manchester United fan’s replica shirt.

The Swede is rumoured to be on his way to Manchester to link up with compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic at United with reports suggesting he is Jose Mourinho’s top target for the winter transfer window.

The Express claims that officials from Benfica were in Manchester this week to try and rubber stamp the deal thought to be worth around £38million.

The 22-year-old has returned to Sweden for the festive period where he was snapped signing a young United fan’s shirt at a charity futsal tournament in Vasteras.

Hasan Cetinkaya, who is Lindelof’s agent, revealed that an offer has been made for his client but he wouldn’t reveal the identity of the club involved.

Speaking to Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet, Cetinkaya said: “I will not comment on specific clubs. I can only comment that there is a bid for Benfica’s table, they can consider.

“And I’ll be meeting with Benfica also.”