Victor Lindelof
Lindelof (left) is wanted by some of Europe's biggest clubs.Getty

Manchester United target Victor Lindelof could leave Benfica as early as the January transfer window, according to his agent.

Portuguese publication A Bola claim Jose Mourinho has made the Sweden international a January target with Zlatan Ibrahmovic also appearing to endorse a move for his fellow countryman.

Lindelof, 22, has grown into one of Europe's most in-demand defenders with Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan also credited with keen interest in the centre-half.

Ahead of the winter window, Lindelof's agent Hakan Cetinkaya was quoted as saying by Portuguese publication Record that he has lined up meetings with several clubs across the continent, adding there is a "good chance" his client will leave Benfica in the New Year.

"The transfer window isn't open yet but Victor is already very much in demand. As a result, I have scheduled interviews with some of the biggest clubs in Europe to talk about his future.

"The most important thing is for the deal to be done at the right moment. But I am optimistic. There is a good chance he'll leave the club this winter. If not, it will be next summer."

Ibrahimovic has already backed the prospect of his compatriot arriving at Old Trafford, admitting the Benfica defender is good enough to play for the big clubs.

"I think Victor is doing great things, he is playing good for Benfica, he gets a lot of responsibility for the national team now, he is growing," Ibrahimovic said.

"Is he good enough for United? I think he's good enough for the big clubs out there. It's up to him what he wants and what the situation says. Whatever he chooses will be good for him. I know he is hot on the market so let him make the right choice, what fits him good."