Manchester United launch £30m bid for Benfica ace Nelson Semedo

Mourinho's instructions to Smalling for the Europa Final tell you exactly why the player is leaving

Mourinho's instructions to Smalling for the Europa Final tell you exactly why the player is leaving

But Mourinho has chose to make the first move to try and beat the rest of the suitors by making a bid - and the Red Devils could have an advantage over the situation following the signing of Lindelof.

The Sweden worldwide has completed a big-money move from Benfica to become Jose Mourinho's first signing of the 2017 summer transfer window.

The Eagles now have the 23-year-old on a deal until 2021, and the contract also contains a release fee of £52.4m, but it's reported that they are prepared to let the highly-rated player leave the club for less.

Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Barcelona have all been linked with a move for the player and it seems Manchester United are prepared to rekindle their interest in the defender.

The manager needs defenders down both sides when the window opens so the 23-year-old, who can operate on either flank, fits the bill perfectly.

"I don't think about that", Lindelof told Aftonbladet regarding his big-money transfer fee.

Ronaldo and his management team have strongly denied those accusations and will fight them in the court case that may now follow, yet it could be that the player will view his departure from Spanish football as his ultimate revenge on the injustice he feels is coming his way in Spain. I trust myself and it's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to it.

Diario Gol, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that Rodriguez favours a move to Manchester United this summer amid interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. The striker is one of four players the executive vice-chairman "dreams" of signing, however.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also interested in the Portugal global but Jose Mourinho has stepped up the negotiations to fend off the competition and lure the right-back to Old Trafford. It's very important for me to hear what he has to say.

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