Man Utd ready to agree £64.3m asking price to secure signing

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Man Utd are ready to advance a deal for prodigious striker Rasmus Hojlund, as per reports.

The Red Devils have looked at several number nines this summer, including Harry Kane and Randal Kolo Muani, but for different reasons, United kept their cards close to their chest with regard to their goal-scoring concerns, instead focusing on addressing other gaps in Erik ten Hag’s squad.

However, with the new season almost here, Ten Hag wants a new striker “as soon as possible” so that he can integrate his number nine steadily and seamlessly into his setup. The Dutch coach has deployed different names in the middle of the frontline across four pre-season games so far.

Despite Kane, Kolo Muani, and even Kylian Mbappe links, United are understood to be focused on signing Atalanta’s 20-year-old frontman and are readying a proposal to secure his services.

According to Alfredo Pedulla, the Premier League side will make an offer in the region of 70 million euros plus add-ons to get closer to the Serie A outfit’s asking price of 75 million euros (£64.3m). The Italian journalist expects United to send their bid by Thursday, though he adds that it could be postponed by a few days.

Atalanta want the English giants to speed up negotiations, having already found an agreement in principle with Almeria to sign El Bilal Toure – who’s viewed as Hojlund’s replacement.

Further, the Denmark international – who scored 20 goals in 47 appearances for club and country last season – has his heart set on moving to the Theatre of Dreams and wants this transfer to happen ‘at all costs’. It appears only a matter of when, not if, the sensational 6′ 3″ striker gets his wish.

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  1. Is the money not too much, untested player. At same time is better than Kane, who,s 30 years this month, united should speed up, before Liverpool come in.

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