United confirm £31m move for Lindelof

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Manchester United are poised to make Victor Lindelof their first signing of the summer after agreeing a £31million fee with Benfica.

United released a statement on Sunday to confirm that they have successfully concluded negotiations with Portuguese club Benfica for the Swedish international.

Lindelof will now discuss personal terms with Jose Mourinho’s men and undergo a medical.

The 22-year-old has been capped 12 times for Sweden after joining Benfica five years ago. He made 47 appearances for Benfica last season, to help the club to a league and cup double.

Just last week, Lindelof attempted to play down the speculation over a move to United, by declaring that he was concentrating on his duties for both Benfica and Sweden.

“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,” 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.”