Deal Done: Man United agree £35m defender deal, medical scheduled

Swedish global Victor Lindelof was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the winter transfer window (via Mirror).

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Sweden defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m (35m euros).

Mourinho's first summer at the Old Trafford helm saw Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba arrive. The Daily Record believe that Chelsea lodged a bid worth £39.5million, which was rejected by Benfica.

Jose Mourinho is gearing-up for a busy summer in the transfer market as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for top honours next season and a new dominant defender appears to be on the agenda.

United say the deal is now subject to worldwide clearance, the agreement of personal terms and a medical, which will take place next week.

They also confirmed that a further announcement would be made when the deal is completely wrapped up.

The 22-year-old has been signed by the club, subject to medical examination, personal terms and global clearance, post which we can expect a much formal and clearer announcement of the signing.

The same report states that the 22-year-old Sweden global will fly straight to Manchester on Wednesday to conclude the transfer after his country's clash with Norway on Tuesday night.

Lindelof recently starred at the back for Sweden as they earned a shock 2-1 win over France in the Qualifiers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup - a result that saw them topple France to become the leaders of Group A on goal difference.

It hasn't taken long for Manchester United to splash the cash!

Lindelof will be United's first new signing of the close season.

After three years he moved up to the A team and has not looked back since, winning three Portuguese league titles, playing in the Champions League and making his worldwide debut against Turkey in March 2016.

  • Rosalie Stanley