Manchester United agree to sign Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica

Manchester United transfer report Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has ‘agreed terms’ with Red Devils over £35m move

Swedish defender Victor Lindelof is on the brink of joining Manchester United

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica subject to a medical and personal terms.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that his compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic was recently released by the Old Trafford side after spending one season with the club. The Daily Record believe that Chelsea lodged a bid worth £39.5million, which was rejected by Benfica.

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

Lindelof is still subject to a medical examination and global clearance, though that shouldn't hold him back from joining the club.

United came close to signing Lindelof in the January transfer window, but they could not finalise a move as they opted to wait until the end of the season to complete the deal.

Lindelof downplayed his future with Manchester United following Sweden's World Cup qualifier against France in Stockholm on Friday, a 2-1 victory.

The 22-year-old is now away with the Sweden squad ahead of their upcoming global double-header but the newspaper says he'll have his medical after the World Cup qualifier against Norway next Tuesday night.

"He is growing. He has a lot of responsibility with the national team now", Ibrahimovic said.

In terms of outgoing United players, captain Wayne Rooney has to decide whether to fight for his place or move on.

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