​The agent of Manchester United centre back Victor Lindelof has all but confirmed interest from Barcelona, but concedes any potential move will rely on the Red Devils.

As the capture of Matthijs de Ligt looks increasingly unlikely, the Catalan giants have reportedly ​targeted United's Swede as the next best option to bolster their ranks in defence.

As reported by Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness), Barça are keen to get things rolling with this transfer but are waiting for the Manchester club to agree to begin discussions.

Victor Lindelof,Philippe Coutinho

Last week, the ​La Liga champions unveiled their marquee signing of the summer, Frenkie de Jong, to supporters at Camp Nou. The Dutch midfielder and Lindelof are both represented by Hasan Cetinkaya.

The former Ajax man's unveiling gave reporters an opportunity to quiz Cetinkaya on the potential move for United's defender, to which he replied: "Lindelof is in the orbit of a great European club, but leaving ​United depends on the English club"


The Swede has travelled to Australia with his team mates, where they will begin a pre-season tour that also takes them to Singapore and China.

Lindelof played a crucial role in ​United's upturn in form following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment last December and, despite a poor run towards the end of the campaign, he started all but four games under the Norwegian.

It is believed that Solskjaer has no intention of allowing his defender to leave Old Trafford, and as things stand a move looks unlikely. 

Victor Lindelof

However, as has been shown in the past, when a club like Barça come calling, things can move very quickly.

Solskjaer has spoken of his desire to have a squad of players who want to, and are proud to, play for Manchester United and should Lindelof express a desire to leave, we could see the ​Premier League giants open up to negotiations.