By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

16th Mar, 2023 | 6:45am

Sources: Man United willing to agree unexpected Victor Lindelof swap deal - this is summer 'deal to watch'

Man United could seal a sensational swap deal with Inter Milan involving Victor Lindelof and Denzel Dumfries this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

This site revealed on Monday (13 March) that the Red Devils could return for long-term target Dumfries in the off-season.

Erik ten Hag is a huge fan of his compatriot and considered a permanent move for the right-back in January – but couldn’t raise the funds needed to complete a deal.

In turn, Inter have been widely linked with Lindelof in recent weeks as they search for a new centre-back this summer.

The Serie A giants have been stung by Milan Skriniar’s imminent exit – with the long-serving defender preparing to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer.

Sources have told Football Insider that a swap deal involving Lindelof and Dumfries is a “real possibility” – and could be the “deal to watch” for Man United fans in the off-season.

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The Sweden international has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford since Ten Hag’s appointment last summer.

He has managed just five starts in the Premier League amid 20 appearances across all competitions.

The former Benfica star joined Man United for a reported fee of almost £40million in 2017 but even left-back Luke Shaw has been preferred to him in a centre-back role this season.

Ten Hag’s side have already lifted the League Cup this season and are still fighting for glory in the Europa League and FA Cup.

Dumfries has managed two goals and six assists in 31 appearances as a regular starter for the Nerazzuri this term.

The 42-cap defender impressed for the Netherlands at the European Championships in 2020 and the World Cup in 2022 – and won Serie A with Inter in the 2020-21 campaign.

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