Manchester United set for 11-times capped Swedish center back?

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Portuguese site O Jogo claims that an agreement between Manchester United and Benfica could be close to sending defender Victor Lindelof to Old Trafford.

Lindelof, 22, is a center back who stands 6-foot-2 and carries 11 caps for the Swedish national team.

The report claims that Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has flown into Manchester to discuss terms with United, and has been in contact with agent Jorge Mendes as well.

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The rumored price is $47 million, with bonuses that could add another $5 million.

Lindelof played every minute of EURO 2016 for Sweden, once at center back and twice at right back. He’s gone 90 at CB in each of their World Cup qualifiers, scoring against Bulgaria in October.

With Eric Bailly also 22, United would have a pair of big young center backs with international experience. Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, and 19-year-old Axel Tuanzebe currently round out their corps of center backs.

No word on whether Lindelof is related to “Lost” showrunner Damon Lindelof.

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