Victor Lindelof’s move to Manchester United can now go ahead following the conclusion of a long-standing issue between Benfica and his former Swedish club Vasteras SK.
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet report that the contractual dispute between Benfica and Vasteras over ownership of a percentage of Lindelof’s resale value has been resolved. It is believed that clause was stopping any move to Man United.
Speaking about Lindelof, Vasteras president Bent-Ake Nilsson confirmed United had cooled their interest in signing him due to the contractual complications but with them out of the way, Jose Mourinho could well be lining up his fifth major signing.
Of course, nothing is set in stone as is the case with any United transfer. It was only last week that BBC said United had no interest in Lindelof and that was believed to be largely due to the issues surrounding his former club Vasteras.
The Portuguese press are still adamant a deal is still is on and if these reports are indeed correct, Lindelof is now free to join United. We’ll continue to follow the reports.