Manchester United agreed personal terms with Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund back in May with a deal still being pursued.
That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims on Twitter that personal terms between Hojlund and United have ‘never been a problem’.
Romano adds that Hojlund absolutely ‘loves’ United, grew up supporting the club and would love to make the move to Old Trafford.
That’s all great news for United, who will have absolutely no issues tempting Hojlund into joining this summer.
The 20-year-old may have been dreaming of playing for United for a long time now, but he probably couldn’t have expected to be a real possibility.
Just 18 months ago, Hojlund was sold by FC Copenhagen having scored just five times in 32 games.
Hojlund had to go and prove himself in Austria with Sturm Graz, where 12 goals in 21 games earned him a quickfire move to Atalanta.
The Dane only scored 10 goals for Atalanta last season but a record of six goals in six Denmark caps has really increased the hype.
Manchester United now need to thrash out Rasmus Hojlund move
Hojlund’s desire to join United seems pretty obvious but agreeing a deal with Atalanta may be something of a problem.
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United know they would be paying for potential with Hojlund.
Amad Diallo was a similar case as United raided Atalanta for the youngster, who has yet to break through at Old Trafford.
Hojlund will be even more expensive than Diallo, and The Telegraph claim that United are willing to offer £50million for the Denmark international.
It’s stated that Erik ten Hag has picked Hojlund as his preference in attack, deciding to go for him over Eintracht Frankfurt ace Randal Kolo Muani.
United believe that £50million should be enough to land Hojlund but Atalanta may demand even more – some reports have even suggested an £86million asking price.
That valuation is excessive and United will be wary of overpaying for Hojlund, even if he dreams of becoming a Red Devil.