Man Utd transfer news: Schweinsteiger in exit talks, club owe him £12.75m, Jose wants £25.84m Chelsea target, loan latest

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The papers are full of Man Utd transfer news. We round up the best of it.

Reports in Portugal claim that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a January move for Benfica centre-half Victor Lindelof.

The 22-year-old Swede – who can also play right-back – is a priority United target, along with Uruguayan Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, according to A Bola.

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Lindelof (pictured directly above) has a release clause in his current Benfica contract worth €30m (£25.84m), add A Bola, who claim that Chelsea, Juventus, Napoli and PSG are also keen on the 6ft 2in stopper.

Meanwhile, a Squawka exclusive claims that United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has already held talks with multiple teams in America’s MLS.

Squawka add that United have tried to get Schweinsteiger – who is said to favour Los Angeles or New York as his destination – to cancel his £150,000-a-week contract for a reduced fee, but the 32-year-old apparently wants the deal, which runs until the end of June 2018, to be paid up in full.

That means United are basically committed to paying Schweinsteiger another £12.75m in wages, despite manager Jose Mourinho having “no intention of selecting him again”, per Squawka.

Finally, the local press in the West Midlands have some news about possible United loan deals.

The Birmingham Mail report that Aston Villa are eager to get young goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in January, while the Express & Star claim that Wolverhampton Wanderers – who currently have teenage United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson among their ranks – plan to send home a number of their on-loan players in the New Year.

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