Manchester United are frontrunners to sign Rasmus Hojlund but there is a growing fear Paris Saint-Germain could get involved.

Denmark international striker Rasmus Hojlund is Manchester United’s top striker target – but a fee is yet to be agreed with Atalanta.

In recent days there have been reports Paris Saint-Germain could look to hijack the deal. The Mail report the Ligue 1 side have held talks over a deal.

BBC Sport report Atalanta want £60 million. United have yet to meet the Serie A side’s asking price.

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Rasmus Hojlund prefers Manchester United

One aspect in Manchester United’s favour is Hojlund’s reported desire to secure a move to Old Trafford. Gazzetta report he grew up idolizing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fabrizio Romano reports Hojlund has also fully agreed personal terms with United.

The latest reports come via Alfredo Pedulla. Amid PSG’s interest, he claims Hojlund has asked his agents to ‘always give priority to Manchester United.

Romano adds that Manchester United are going to accelerate interest due to concerns that any more waiting could see them miss out.

He writes: “PSG keep speaking to player side — Man United are set to bid soon, they want to avoid any hijack.”

United need to hurry

It really should not take PSG to hurry Manchester United into a move. The club need to show more haste over a striker.

The lack of a centre-forward is the glaring hole in United’s squad, and Hojlund alone may not be enough, but he would be a start.

There are only three weeks before the Premier League season starts, and it would be very useful to wrap this deal up before the end of July.

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