£43m Deal: Man Utd Will Meet an Increased Buyout Clause For Mourinho’s Target
Victor Lindelof reportedly remains a summer transfer target for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, despite an increased buyout clause.
United were widely linked with a January move for Lindelof towards the beginning of the window, though the speculation ultimately evaporated.
Mourinho seemingly settled on his new-look centre-back duo of Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, while possessing other high-quality players such as Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling.
According to the Daily Mail, the Portuguese coach is ready to reignite his interest in Benfica’s Lindelof this summer.
Mourinho believes the acquisitions of Lindelof and Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann can transform his team into Premier League champions, the source suggests.
The Red Devils boss has not been deterred by the Sweden international’s new £43m release clause, the report claims, which Benfica increased after they made a payment to Vasteras, his former club.
Limdelof has impressed for the Aguias this term, making no defensive errors across the Primeira Liga and Champions League.
He is currently on course to lift the Portuguese title this season, as Benfica sit top of the table, while United are in sixth position in the Premier League.