Man Utd set to reward Victor Lindelof with bumper new £150k-a-week contract amid Barcelona transfer interest – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to reward Victor Lindelof with a bumper new £150,000-a-week deal after summer interest from Barcelona, according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes the Swede star will form a long-term partnership with world-record signing Harry Maguire in central defence.

The 25-year-old formed an instant understanding with the £80million England international in their first outing together during the 4-0 rout of Chelsea.

And Lindelof will now be offered a double-your-money contract extension to reflect his new-found worth in the side, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Sweden international still has two years left on his current £75,000-a-week deal, with an option for an extra 12 months.

But United are hoping to tie down the former Benfica star on a £46.8m three-year extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2025.

Lindelof, who was signed by Jose Mourinho for £30million in 2017, has established himself in the first team after a shaky start to his United career.

He was the subject of strong summer interest from Barcelona after the La Liga giants failed in their bid to land Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt.

The Catalans reportedly used the signing of Frenkie de Jong as a route to Lindelof – because they share the same agent.

Despite Barcelona being still able to bid for new players until September 2, United have always maintained that the defender is not for sale.

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