Benfica expect Lindelof to join Man United

Today, Semedo has put all the rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United to bed by saying that he will stay put at Benfica.

Sky sources revealed in November that United had made Lindelof - a 22-year-old Sweden worldwide - their priority target for the January window after a poor run of results.

In case you didn't know.

The Red Devils have been linked with a deal for the £35m-rated Semedo as well as getting as far as negotiating with his club team-mate Victor Lindelof.

With Eric Bailly now away at the Africa Cup of Nations, Mourinho's defensive ranks will be stretched through January and, potentially, into February, and the club would not be happy to lose ground in the top four race as a result of not having the bodies and quality available at the back.

United were understood to have been ready to pay up to £35 million for Semedo's services.

That said, it does seem as if another Benfica defender could make his way to Old Trafford in the coming weeks, with Lindelof - capable of functioning at both centre-back and left-back - reportedly agreeing personal terms ahead of a potential €45m move to Old Trafford. But with the Portuguese giants holding out for United to meet Lindelof's release clause of £50 million, it is likely Mourinho will stick to using the revitalised Phil Jones at centre-back.

However, Valencia's return from injury, coupled with his influential displays at the back and going forward for Manchester United have now meant that a fullback reinforcement isn't as big a pressing need at the moment.

Semedo would have been a fabulous addition to the United squad. There is no player who is not committed to Benfica'.

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