Lindelof: I have a contract at Benfica, I’ll be back

Date published: Tuesday 6th June 2017 12:00

Victor Lindelof has once again denied reports that he is set for a move to Manchester United, but did admit his future will be evaluated soon.

The Benfica defender was linked with a move to Old Trafford back in January, but it seemed their interest had cooled after they failed to strike a deal at the time.

Since then, however, reports have suggested that Jose Mourinho is ready to resurrect his efforts to prise the player to Old Trafford amid claims a £35million deal is close with the Swede set to become the club’s first arrival of what promises to be a busy summer.

However, Lindelof insists he plans to honour his contract at Benfica and refused to divulge whether United had lodged a bid.

Lindelof told Aftonbladet: “I’m not [leaving] – I have a contract, so I’ll be back.

“I’m not saying anything about that [interest from United]. I say what I always say – I have a contract with Benfica, and that’s what I’m focused on.

“I just try to focus on what’s important for me. I know a lot of things get written, but I don’t think it’s right for me to read it all the time. It wouldn’t suit me to read rumours.”

Lindelof, meanwhile, said his future may become clearer after Sweden’s World Cup qualifier against France in Stockholm on Friday.

He said: “My thoughts are with the national team. After that I’m going on holiday, so we’ll see. But I have a contract, and that’s where my thoughts lie. That’s my answer.”

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