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Manchester United make Lindelof decision amid Juventus interest

Erik ten Hag at Man Utd
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The Swedish defender is spending the final year of his current contract at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have reportedly decided to trigger an extension clause in Victor Lindelof’s contract.

Lindelof has made over 200 appearances for the Red Devils since joining the club from Benfica in 2017. This season, the Swede defender has played a total of nine matches under Erik Ten Hag as United struggle with an injury crisis.

With Lindelof being only eight months away from running down his current contract, United have finally decided to extend his contract for another year.

According to Daily Star, the triggering of Lindelof’s extension clause will prevent a possible free departure in the summer. However, the Red Devils are still open to the idea of selling the defender for around £15m.

Juventus are known to be the frontrunners to sign Lindelof, but the Bianconeri might face competition from Milan, who are also keen to secure his services.

United are expected to complete a defensive overhaul next summer as they look to bolster their squad with new defenders. In January, Ten Hag’s side are expected to sign a new centre-back, with Nice’s Jean-Clair Tobido and Benfica’s Antonio Silva being their main targets.