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Manchester United reach agreement with Atalanta for transfer of Rasmus Hojlund

Manchester United have struck an agreement with Atalanta to secure the services of Rasmus Hojlund, according to The Athletic.

Hojlund is United’s prime target for the number nine position and they have been in talks with Atalanta for the last couple of weeks.

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in pursuing a deal for Hojlund, but he prefers a move to the red half of Manchester.

After agreeing personal terms with the Denmark international, United had an opening offer of €60 million turned down.

With their Italian counterparts refusing to budge on their asking price, United were forced to up their bid and have now had an offer accepted worth €75m guaranteed plus a further €10m in add-ons.

Hojlund is set to be United’s third summer arrival following the earlier acquisitions of Mason Mount and Andre Onana.

Off the back of his breakout season, where he netted ten times across all competitions, Hojlund will be aiming to deliver the goods at Old Trafford after sealing his dream move.

One year after they paid €17.2m to land Hojlund from Sturm Graz, Atalanta are set to bank a massive profit on the striker.

The Serie A club have already secured a replacement for Hojlund after completing the signing of El Bilal Toure from Almeria for a club-record €30m.

United are expected to pursue the addition of a new midfielder now that they have acquired the services of a striker.

Sofyan Amrabat has been heavily linked with a move, but any deal for the 26-year-old could potentially depend on the exits of Fred and Donny van de Beek.