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Sofyan Amrabat has said yes to Man Utd transfer, club will focus on exits first

Manchester United have received a huge boost in the pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, according to journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

The Red Devils are currently prioritising the transfer of Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, and it has been reported that they are reluctant to pay more than €70 million for him.

However, they are also making progress over Amrabat. Pedulla claims that there has been constant contact with the player and he said ‘yes’ to the transfer yesterday.

United will now focus on departures before making an approach for him. A deal could be agreed for a base price of €22-25m plus bonuses to meet the €30m price tag.

There is ‘no definitive agreement’ in place, but United are inching closer to the player’s signature.

Amrabat gives green light for Man Utd transfer

The Morocco international was keen on moving to the Spanish La Liga earlier this summer amid interest from the likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

However, there has been no offer from either club thus far. Barcelona have financial problems while Atletico have reportedly cooled their pursuit.

It was recently reported that United are the ‘only club showing serious interest‘, and they have now convinced the 26-year-old into joining them.

The transfer figure is definitely affordable, but the hierarchy may first focus on a couple of midfield exits before spending on the Utrecht graduate.

Fred has been widely fancied to head for the exit door, and he could be sold for €12m.

Donny van de Beek could also make way, having recently admitted that his future could lie elsewhere. He was an unused substitute against Arsenal.

The departure of the duo should provide United with the funds to purchase Amrabat, who should be excited to reunite with manager Erik ten Hag.

The defensive midfielder made his first-team debut under Ten Hag at Utrecht. They have had a ‘strong relationship‘ over the years as a result.

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