Manchester United won’t be bidding for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof in the January transfer window despite being in the market for defensive reinforcements, it has been claimed.
The Swede has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the last month or so, with reports in Portugal suggesting the Red Devils are ready to snap him up for €45m, something which would have meant a big influx of funds at the Estadio da Luz.
Much was also said about the struggle between Benfica and the defender’s former club Vasteras over the amount of money the Swedish club could receive from his sale.
There have been suggestions that with the dispute resolved, Manchester United are in line to eventually take him to England in the January window, but it seems the Red Devils won’t be making a move.
According to the BBC, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho won’t be making an offer to Benfica for the 22-year-old defender in the winter window this month.
Mourinho could step into the market for defensive reinforcements if they manage to ship out outcast Memphis Depay in January, but the Benfica defender is not said to be his target for January.
Lindelof has been left out of recent Benfica squads in anticipation of a transfer, but the Swede could soon return to action for the Portuguese giants as Manchester United seem to be looking at other options.