Rasmus Hojlund has emerged as one of the most sought-after strikers during the current transfer window, but Manchester United are reported to be hopeful of beating off competition for the Atalanta star.
The 20-year-old Dane, who has managed six goals in six Euro qualifiers games, has been on United’s radar all summer.
The Red Devils have already reached an agreement on personal terms with Hojlund and are actively negotiating with the Serie A outfit to lower their asking price – currently reported to be set at 80 million euros (£68.5m).
As per Gianluca Di Marzio, the upcoming weekend is going to be decisive, as United expect to strike a discount deal for 70 million (£60m) plus bonuses. All parties hope to close the deal in the coming days.
However, Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for his services, as they look to replace their talisman Kylian Mbappe. Things could get tricky for United should the French giants decide to meet Atalanta’s demands instead of dragging talks in hopes of a discount.
The Italian journalist adds that Les Parisiens have offered a higher salary package to Hojlund than United. Fortunately for the English side, the 6’3″ foot pacy forward is favouring a move to Old Trafford over any other destination.
A new goal-scorer has been a priority for Erik ten Hag during this window and he reiterated his desire after his side failed to score a goal against Real Madrid in their 2-0 defeat in the early hours of Thursday.
The likes of Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen created plenty of chances at the NRG Stadium but the forward line failed to properly test Real’s goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin.
Ten Hag will certainly be hoping he gets Hojlund – who possess impressive goal-poaching instincts – before the start of the new Premier League season and United aren’t left ruing missed chances in competitive outings.