Atalanta ‘raising price’ for Rasmus Hojlund after Man Utd and PSG bids

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Erik ten Hag, Manager of Manchester United, looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on May 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Atalanta are considering raising their asking price for Rasmus Hojlund after bids from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, it has been claimed.

Hojlund, 20, is expected to join United prior to the team’s opening Premier League match against Wolves on August 14. United is optimistic about reaching an agreement with Atalanta for Hojlund.

Personal matters are allegedly not a concern because the Danish international is eager to join Old Trafford. There is currently a valuation discrepancy, with United supposedly refusing to offer more than £60 million.

PSG has also submitted a £43 million bid for Hojlund, but it’s unlikely that the Ligue 1 club’s interest will change United’s mind about making a move.

Atalanta continue “to raise the price” for Hojlund, despite the striker having made less than 90 senior games across his career.

The report claims Atalanta are now asking for at least €70million (£59.8million) to €75million (£64.3million) for Hojlund

Due to Financial Fair Play constraints and a determination to not overpay this summer, United have so far been reluctant to go beyond a £51million (€60million) package for Hojlund.

In general, the Old Trafford club has demonstrated through its acquisitions for Mason Mount and Andre Onana that it will not spend more money on a player than it can afford.

After talks for Amad Diallo in 2021, reports claim United and Atlanta have an excellent relationship.

They have, in turn, apparently been in continual communication with their colleagues regarding a settlement on Hojlund’s compensation.

According to reports, both teams are making the necessary progress for a deal to be reached.

United would not have to sell in order to acquire Hojlund, and it is said that they are certain their financial situation would remain stable thanks to departures this summer and during the January transfer window.

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