Portuguese publication O Jogo reports that the Swedish defender is on the verge of signing a new deal with Benfica which will include a buy-out clause of £50million.
However, Benfica are eager for him to agree a new deal so they can boost their asking price to the tune of £12m from the £38m fee being reported.
The Lisbon giants know they have to pay Lindelof's first club Vasteras in Sweden a portion of the sell-on fee and are hoping to make as much as possible from the impending sale.
The report also suggests that the 22-year-old defender will earn around £3m per yer on a £58,000-a-week contract with United.
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