Manchester United are reportedly primed to imminently submit an official bid for striking target Rasmus Hojlund.
According to a report by TuttoMercato in Italy, Atalanta are expecting to receive an offer for their talented forward in the next few hours.
They report: “In the next few hours a €70million (£60.8m) cheque [bid] will arrive from Manchester United.”
The outlet continue however to reveal that much like the first offer which arrived in June to the tune of €35m (£30.4m), the latest bid will be rejected as the Nerazzurri are holding out for €90m (£78.2m).
Atalanta are said to know that Erik ten Hag is extremely keen on Hojlund and they have no problem raising the asking price as they see fit.
Matter of time until United sign a striker
In the midst of news pointing toward a new improved bid for Hojlund, Samuel Luckhurst has revealed that he is being told by sources a striker will be coming sooner or later.
He wrote for MEN: “United and agency sources insist it is a matter of time until they sign a new striker.”
This will be something Ten Hag will be hoping to resolve quickly given that his side again struggled to find the net against Lyon.
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This prompting the Dutchman to tell MUTV: “Three massive chances from the start but that is straight, the criticism, you have to score, you have to net,” Ten Hag said.
“That was already our problem last year and we have to realise that, we have to be more ruthless and clinical in those situations.”
Two down, Hojlund to go…
Before this transfer window opened, many United fans would identify three position most needing attention this summer; Goalkeeper, midfield and striker.
As of now, United have ticked off two of those positions with the arrival of Andre Onana in net and a dynamic midfielder in the form of Mason Mount.
All that remains now is a striker with Hojlund looking like the only true option currently.
If United were to complete that deal, any extra incomings would be a pure luxury, adding depth to an already quality side.
Ten Hag has almost completed his rebuild just a year into the job.