According to the Telegraph, Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta is the target of an offer from Manchester United.
After relying on Marcus Rashford for the entirety of last season, the Red Devils have a number of positional objectives they need to fill this summer, notably the striking department.
At the request of manager Erik ten Hag, who is eager to work with the Englishman at Old Trafford, Man United made Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane a priority target.
Spurs’ refusal to consider bids for their talismanic striker put a stop to their attempts to sign Kane, who in March broke the record for most goals scored by a player in his country.
Man United had to reevaluate their transfer plan as a result of Tottenham’s attitude, but given their Financial Fair Play issues, they might not have been able to match Kane’s asking price.
The Red Devils have shifted their focus to Hojlund, who has suddenly become popular after a breakout season with Atalanta last year.
Last season, the 20-year-old scored nine goals in 32 league games for La Dea. But he further cemented his reputation as one of the best young strikers in Europe with his exploits for Denmark in the European Championship qualifying matches.
Hojlund’s value has increased along with his popularity, and Atalanta is requesting an eye-watering €100 million to let the teenager go this summer, fully aware of the growing interest in their striker.
Although Man United is aware of how much Atalanta value the Danish hitman, the Red Devils are prepared to pursue their interest in any case, believing that a payment of about £50 million will entice Hojlund to the Theatre of Dreams.
Man United’s first summer acquisition is Mason Mount, who was purchased with a portion of their limited transfer budget.
Additionally, they are attempting to replace David De Gea, who departed the team after serving out his contract, by negotiating to sign Inter Milan’s Andre Onana.
As they prepare for a summer clean-out, the English giants still have a ton of business in the transfer season.
On the chopping block are Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho, Fred, Scott McTominay, Antony Martial, Alex Telles, Anthony Elanga, and Eric Bailly.