Manchester United are one step closer to completing the transfer of Victor Lindelof from Benfica, according to the Mirror.
Per-the-source, Lindelof’s previous club Vasteras stand to pocket £7.6million if Lindelof leaves for £38m due to a sell-on clause agreed when the Sweden international joined Benfica.
However, the Mirror states that Benfica want Manchester United to cover the fee if they are to allow Lindelof to leave in January.
The demand almost derailed the transfer but the Mirror now say that the Red Devils are close to sticking a deal to resolve the sell-on fee dispute.
The Mirror also states that Lindelof is United boss Jose Mourinho’s number one target this month.
In other Man Utd transfer news Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu has revealed that he is keen on a move to the Red Devils despite also being linked with Chelsea according to the Sun [via Lig Tv].
“Barcelona and Manchester United are huge clubs, it would be difficult to turn them down,” he said.
Lindelof has been omitted from Benfica’s squad for their previous two match-day squads.