Possible Man United boost after Sweden defender’s agent confirms interest

Victor Lindelof's agent admits there is interest from some of Europe's top clubs in the Benfica defender

Victor Lindelof is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, according to the Swedish defender’s agent.

Sky Sports reported on Monday that Manchester United were interested in the Benfica defender ahead of the 2017 January transfer window.

Jose Mourinho is currently without first-choice centre-halves Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling due to mounting injury problems in defence.

Lindelof has established himself as one of Europe’s most-promising defenders since his move to Benfica from Västerås SK in 2012.

The Swedish star has helped Benfica win two top-flight crowns in Portugal in two of the past three seasons.

Agent Hasan Cetinkaya hinted that there will be plenty of competition for the Benfica star’s signature.

“I don’t want to comment on various clubs but there is concrete interest from some of the biggest in Europe,” Cetinkaya told Swedish outlet Fotbollskanalen.

“‘Vigge’ really enjoys it at Benfica, at the same time, as I have said before, there is no smoke without fire when it comes to that many clubs that are interested in him, but Victor is focused on Benfica.”

Manchester United signed four players in the summer transfer window, including Eric Bailly in a £30m deal from La Liga outfit Villarreal.

The Red Devils have been forced to use Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo at centre-half in recent weeks due to their injury problems at the back.

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Mourinho’s side will make the trip to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

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