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Manchester United will not bid for Victor Lindelöf in January — reports

José Mourinho is supposedly happy with his current defensive options

CS Maritimo v SL Benfica - Primeira Liga Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

In recent weeks, Manchester United have been strongly and repeatedly linked with a January move for Benfica defender Victor Lindelöf.

Reports in Portugal suggested that the Red Devils had agreed a £38 million fee for the 22-year-old Swedish international with the Portuguese champions, and that the deal would be confirmed as soon as the transfer window opened.

But BBC Sport are today claiming that no bid has been made, and that José Mourinho has been so impressed with the form of Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones at the heart of the United backline that he will not look to strengthen in that area next month.