Manchester United are reportedly confident that Rasmus Hojlund’s value could ‘explode’ if they can lure the Danish forward to Old Trafford this summer from Atalanta.

The report from The Telegraph states that United are targeting younger talents before their valuation potentially explodes in the future and have put Hojlund in that category.

The Danish forward has been linked to United throughout this summer transfer window and the player is, too, reportedly keen on making the switch to Manchester with an offer for the forward expected this week according to Fabrizio Romano.

Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta Bc during warm up before the
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£60 million limit

According to the same report from The Telegraph, United are unwilling to go above £60 million for the Danish forward and have other targets in mind should Atalanta’s valuation of the 20-year-old remain a stumbling block.

United are also reportedly working on a budget of £120 million net this summer and have already spent £99 million on Mason Mount and Andre Onana.

The departures of Alex Telles to Al Nassr and Anthony Elanga to Nottingham Forest, with the winger undergoing a medical today according to Sky Sports, is expected to bring in around £20 million for United.

Elanga’s fee, in particular, will go down as pure profit in the club’s accounts which may help United significantly when it comes to keeping in line with financial fair play rules.

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Harry Kane linked

Recently, Harry Kane has been linked with Bayern Munich, following the refusal of Daniel Levy to allow Kane to move to Old Trafford. This led to United switching their efforts to Hojlund.

However, there were rumours United were aware of Spurs’ need to sell Kane in case they lose him on a free transfer according to The Guardian. But, The Telegraph’s report claims that a move remains difficult, even though Kane would be ten Hag’s ideal number 9 if he had the choice.

A deal to sign the English forward may have to wait until next summer when the forward will be available on a free transfer.

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