Now the Portuguese football grapevine is buzzing once more with suggestions that Lindelof will travel to Manchester once his global commitments with Sweden have ended to finalise a move to United.
The transfer will be completed subject to medical examination, worldwide clearance, and the agreement of personal terms.
That all changed less than 24 hours later as Manchester United announced his signing.
Lindelof, 22, is expected to cost around £30 million and will arrive in Manchester on Wednesday for a medical.
Lindelof is in line to become the second centre-back signed by United manager Jose Mourinho following last year's £30 million capture of Ivory Coast worldwide Eric Bailly from Villarreal.
Lindelof downplayed his future with Manchester United following Sweden's World Cup qualifier against France in Stockholm on Friday, a 2-1 victory.
The Swedish defender has been a long-term target for United who attempted to bring him in back in January.
After three years he moved up to the A team and has not looked back since, winning three Portuguese league titles, playing in the Champions League and making his worldwide debut against Turkey in March 2016. Real Madrid are no longer said to be in pursuit of United goalkeeper David De Gea, but other players around the club are the subject of speculation and interest.