Manchester United are in advanced talks with Atalanta over a deal for Rasmus Hojlund, with the Premier League club negotiating how much of the fee will be made up of add-ons.
United are closing in on a deal for the No 9, and initial expectations that the price could hit £80m have been tempered. There is now hope that a deal can be struck for around £60m.
That would bring a successful summer of recruiting under budget and in compliance with Financial Fair Play, with sales potentially enabling the purchase of Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat in midfield. Contact has already been made there, and the basics of an agreement have been established.
United are now much further along in their talks with the 20-year-old Hojlund, who has agreed personal terms and is excited about the prospect of going to Old Trafford this summer. However, that does not necessarily mean that signing is imminent, as the nature of the negotiations over the complexities and terms is expected to take time. However, there is growing confidence that the move will be completed.
If it were to happen, Danish international Hojlund would represent the first major striker to move this summer, in what is considered the most competitive market of all.