Man United submit shock transfer bid for Swedish centre-half

According to reports from Afton Bladet, Manchester United have made an official £20million bid for Swedish centre-half Victor Lindelof.

The 21-year-old isn’t exactly a household name and has only really broken into the Benfica first team this season, registering 15 appearances across all competitions – including nine in the Primeira Liga.

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Nonetheless, Afton Bladet claim the Sweden international is attracting interest from all across Europe, most notably from French champions PSG, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus – citing Calcio Mercato in regards to the latter three clubs.

And the Swedish publication allege that Manchester United have already placed a ‘concrete’ £2omillion offer for the 6 foot 2 centre-half, who plied his trade with Vasteras SK before signing for Benfica in summer 2012.

The Red Devils reportedly became aware of the defender whilst scouting team-mate Renato Sanches, a long-term transfer target they ultimately missed out on to Bayern Munich.

Lindelof’s contract includes a £23million release clause that United could decide to activate if their aforementioned offer is turned down by the Portuguese giants.