Man United star linked with £35m stunning move to Everton

Everton manager Marco Silva has earmarked Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof as a priority £35m signing, according to a report.

The Portuguese is said to have handed over a list of summer transfer targets to the Toffees’ hierarchy after holding discussions with director of football Marcel Brands.

United defender Lindelof is among those under consideration by Everton, with the Sweden international enduring a difficult debut campaign at Old Trafford.

Following a £31.5m switch from Benfica last year, the 23-year-old was restricted to 13 Premier League starts as he struggled to settle under Jose Mourinho.

Silva is said to have had his eyes on Lindelof since impressing for Benfica between 2013 and 2017, but it is unknown whether Mourinho is ready to offload.

Meanwhile, Real Betis central midfielder Fabian Ruiz is close to joining Manchester United in a £26.3m deal, according to a report.

The Red Devils are said to have been in a direct battle with Barcelona for the 22-year-old, who contributed to nine goals in La Liga this season.

Spanish outlet Don Balon suggests that United have won the race, as terms are close to being agreed between the three parties.

Ruiz spent time on loan at Elche last year and has been capped five times by Spain at Under-21s level.

United are expected to lose Marouane Fellaini this summer, while Michael Carrick has retired and Paul Pogbarecently cast doubt on his future.