Man United bid €35m for another Benfica defender

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This is exactly same amount the Red Devils paid for Victor Lindelof this month, although the deal for the Swedish defender included an agreement for another €10m in bonuses.

They have two friendlies against Major League Soccer sides LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, before International Champions Cup meetings with City and Spanish giants Barca and Real.

Manchester United hope Benfica president Luis Feipe Viera will accept their offer for Semedo of just over £30m.

The 23-year-old is also being tracked by Barcelona, who are in the market for a right back. That Manchester United are expected to bid for a Benfica player soon, of course.

Lindelof is the second centre-back signed by United manager Mourinho following last year's capture of Ivory Coast worldwide Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

"It's a love that exists, I will not lie", Talisca told Globoesporte about Mourinho.


"I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there".

"I'm here to do my best to try to help the team as much as I can and it's always good to have other good players around you".

In turn, Mourinho and company sealed a spot in the Champions League. I trust myself and it's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to it.

The FC panel debate the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo requesting a move out of Spain, possibly back to Manchester United.

Semedo, a right back, played more than 60 games for Benfica and is now being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. The striker is one of four players the executive vice-chairman "dreams" of signing, however.

"It's a question that I can not answer... yet", the midfielder said when asked about a potential move to Manchester United by Globoesporte.

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