Deal close – Man Utd move to sign £56million player

Erik ten Hag - Manchester United manager

Man Utd headed into the summer with a cloud of uncertainty over their transfer plans budget due to the club’s sale process that started in November of last year.

The Glazer family is still coy over their final decision, but the club’s business concerning the first-team squad has picked up pace in July.

Early this month, United formally welcomed Mason Mount to Carrington in a deal that would see Chelsea bank north of £50m. The club’s hierarchy then quickly switched their focus to addressing the goalkeeping department.

After agreeing a £43million deal with Inter Milan for Andre Onana, the Red Devils are preparing for the 27-year-old’s medical ahead of their scheduled pre-season tour of the US.

United’s recruitment team is also working on strengthening Erik ten Hag’s attack, having already reached an agreement in principle to extend Marcus Rashford’s contract by committing to pay the England international £97.5million over the length of his five-year contract. But that’s not it.

Multiple sources indicate that Man Utd are now moving to sign Rasmus Hojlund (press image provided below)

According to The Daily Mail, United are closing in on a deal to lure the Danish center forward this summer.

The Denmark international has been on top of the Old Trafford outfit’s wish list for the striker position ever since they backed away from Harry Kane’s pursuit due to doubts over Tottenham Hotspur’s intention to do a deal with a rival English club (The Telgraph).

As per Fabrizio Romano, United offered three players in their bid to lower Hojlund’s asking price during initial talks, but the Bergamo-based club are sticking to their guns, telling the Premier League giants they only want a straightforward cash deal.

Atalanta are willing sellers but are demanding minimum 65 million euros (£56million) for their 20-year-old forward, who bagged nine goals in 32 Serie A appearances in his maiden season.

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