Manchester United are keen on a deal for Atalanta and Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund.

With a move for Andre Onana pretty much wrapped up, the next business turns towards signing a striker.

The Telegraph reports Manchester United will now step up the pursuit of Rasmus Hojlund, with Fabrizio Romano reporting a deal is ‘absolutely on‘.

Atalanta plan to drive a hard bargain and prefer to keep the striker, however club CEO Luca Percassi has opened the door to an exit.

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Hojlund could leave

Rasmus Hojlund is one of three star Atalanta players who are being linked with moves away from the club, including Teun Koopmeiners and Giorgio Scalvini.

Percassi was asked about fan concerns they could leave, and made no promises, also insisting that to stay, they must actually want to do so.

The CEO also added that player sales are part of Atalanta’s strategy to grow.

He told TMW: “We would like to keep them all, they are very close to Atalanta. Then we know the transfer market, but beyond the individual names, the goal is to strengthen the team.

“In the past we have also done this through sales, everyone must be happy to be there.”

Hojlund ‘wants Manchester United’

The last point really works in Manchester United’s favour. The Dane has his heart set on a move to the club.

Fabrizio Romano reported Hojlund absolutely ‘loves’ United, grew up supporting the club and would love to make the move to Old Trafford.

He also added: “personal terms between Hojlund and United have been agreed in May.”

This is just going to be a case of Manchester United and Atalanta finding an agreement. Hojlund will have let it be known that his desire is to move to the Red Devils, and selling outside of Italy has to be preferable to Atalanta than letting him leave a Serie A rival.

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