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Chelsea are all set to make a huge bid to sign Benfica’s Victor Lindelof, who was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this month.

Several reports had claimed that Lindelof has already agreed a move to Old Trafford, however, Benfica’s last moment demands prevented the deal from happening and has now given Chelsea the opportunity to make their move.

According to O Jogo, Chelsea are expected to make a £35million January, which is more likely to be accepted by the Portuguese side. Man United’s reported bid was somewhere close to £31million.

Face of Football’s take

Lindelof’s versatility does mean that he will be useful for whichever club wins the race for his signature, whilst he has plenty of years ahead of him too.

Should Chelsea complete a deal, it will be a double-edged sword for the Premier League leaders as his signing will not only make Chelsea stronger, but also prevent United from improving.