Lindelof back on? There’s an update from Sweden

Date published: Friday 6th January 2017 12:31

Benfica defender Victor Lindelof could still be heading to Manchester United this transfer window if new reports are to believed.

The Manchester Evening News claims that a contract dispute with the centre-back’s former club Vasteras is nearing a conclusion with the Swedish club owed 20 per cent of any future transfer fee received for the player.

If Lindelof moves to the Red Devils for a reported £38million fee then Vasteras are set to pocket a £7.6million fee as part of the deal.

The Portuguese club had been understood to be trying to get the percentage down but are now thought to have caved into the demands of Vasteras.

Vasteras chairman Bengt-Ake Nilsson has been quoted in newspaper Expressen and hopes to get the issue ironed out as soon as possible.

“We have hopes. They have increased after we made contact with Benfica,” he told the Expressen.

“We hope that this will resolve itself in the near future. Now there is enough interest from both ourselves and the Benfica side that [can] quickly come to a solution.”

It now seems as though nothing stands in the way of Jose Mourinho landing his reported ‘number 1 transfer priority’…

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