Benfica defender Victor Lindelof reacts to potential Manchester United transfer

by Tanveer Arayan

Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has opened up about speculation surrounding his future, claiming he has ignored rumours of a potential move to Manchester United.

Reports claimed a deal would be announced after Sweden take on France in the World Cup Qualifiers on June 9 as he’s currently trying to focus on his performances.

Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with a move for Lindelof as he looks to bolster his defensive options as a January deal was ruled out as the Portuguese boss was happy with the form of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo at the time.

Speaking about a potential move, Lindelof addressed a transfer as he’s focused on performing for the national team.

“I have a contract, so I’ll be back,” he said.

“I’m not saying anything about that. I say what I always say – I have a contract with Benfica, and that’s what I’m focused on.

“I just try to focus on what’s important for me. I know a lot of things get written, but I don’t think it’s right for me to read it all the time. It wouldn’t suit me to read rumours.

“My thoughts are with the national team. After that I’m going on holiday, so we’ll see. But I have a contract, and that’s where my thoughts lie. That’s my answer.”

Jose Mourinho refused to rule out a move for the Swede as he’s on the lookout for a new defender and many believe we’ll see him at Old Trafford alongside Eric Bailly.

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