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Manchester United: Lindelof deal stalls; competition for defender; Martial linked with Spanish giants

The Sun claim that £212,000 could prevent the move for Victor Lindelof from being completed, as Benfica refuse to pay the fee that his former Swedish club Vasteras demand due to the number of Champions League games the centre-back played in for the Eagles.

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Benfica have told United that they must pay if they want a quick solution, but the Red Devils are reluctant to pay such a large amount of money for something that has nothing to do with them. That said, with a reported fee of £38 million, an extra £212,000 may not make a massive difference.

Another defensive target is said to be Southampton man Virgil Van Dijk, but Express cite reports in the Sun and Le 10 Sport suggesting that Everton and Paris Saint-Germain are also considering moves for the Dutchman after his commanding displays in the first half of the season.

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Van Dijk has proven to be a real asset for the Saints and is currently acting as captain with Jose Fonte dropped by Claude Puel, but they do not want to sell and United could face a real challenge to secure his services.

Meanwhile, Anthony Martial could be heading the other way out of Old Trafford as AS claim that Spanish giants Sevilla are preparing a move for the Frenchman who has struggled to earn regular football under Jose Mourinho this season after a sensation debut campaign last season.

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The 21-year-old may be keen on the deal with the Seville team in the knock out stages of the Champions League and applying pressure on Barcelona having already overtaken Atletico Madrid into third place in La Liga, with Jorge Sampaoli already getting the best out of Martial’s international teammate Samir Nasri after he was ditched by Manchester City.

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