Manchester United could miss out on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg with Atletico Madrid rekindling their move for the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.

The hope is that United will manage to bring in another midfielder before Friday’s transfer deadline.

Erik ten Hag clearly needs another option in the engine room after a rather unconvincing start to the new season.

Fiorentina ace Sofyan Amrabat remains the top target but The Athletic claim that a derisory €2million (£1.7million) loan offer has been rejected.

Ryan Gravenberch seems more likely to join Liverpool and United could see another alternative target head elsewhere in Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Manchester United have been considering Pierre-Emile Højbjerg move

We suggested earlier this summer that Ten Hag may be tempted to move for Tottenham midfielder Højbjerg.

Ten Hag coached Højbjerg in the Bayern Munich second team and tried to bring him to Ajax back in 2020.

Sure enough, United have now weighed up a move to bring Højbjerg to Old Trafford.

The Telegraph reported earlier this week that United had been offered the chance to sign Højbjerg with Tottenham keen to sell.

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth then claimed that United had held contact over a deal with Højbjerg under serious consideration for a move.

We still think that Amrabat will be the top target but Højbjerg is a name to keep an eye on before the transfer deadline.

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Atletico Madrid revive Højbjerg move

United could see the Højbjerg option disappear though with Atletico Madrid now back in the mix.

The Daily Mail report that Atletico are back in talks to sign Hobjerg in a deal worth up to £40million.

Atletico wanted to sign Højbjerg earlier this summer and whilst a move went cold, Diego Simeone’s men are back in the hunt.

The 28-year-old seems destined to leave Tottenham having failed to start any of the opening three Premier League games.

It’s hard to see United committing to £40million for Højbjerg having haggled and stalled over Amrabat for months, and Ten Hag may well back away if that’s the price Atletico are prepared to pay.

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