Manchester United have had several player plus cash offers turned down by Atlanta in their pursuit of Rasmus Hojlund as they grow increasingly frustrated by the Serie A side’s hefty valuation, it has been reported.
The Red Devils have already signed midfielder Mason Mount this summer, and are thought to be closing in on a deal for Inter Milan shot-stopper Andre Onana, though a deal for the goalkeeper is not progressing as quickly as initially hoped and the Cameroon no.1 will likely cost around 50m euros.
It won’t leave them with much to splash on a striker, and though Hojlund remains their no.1 option after being told Harry Kane is categorically not moving to another Premier League side, the Red Devils have no intention of paying the £85.5m asking price set by the Serie A side.
As a result, they have explored several cash+player offers for the striker, who has supported Manchester United since a child and is thought to be keen to make the move.
As per the Athletic, Fred and Donny van de Beek were both suggested as potential makeweights in any deal, with the pair both free to leave Old Trafford this summer. There was also speculation that a seperate loan deal for Mason Greenwood, agreed on terms favourable to the Bergamo outfit, could form part of the deal.
However, none of these have come to fruition, with Atlanta ‘insisting on a cash payment’ for the player they only signed 12 months ago from Sturm Gratz in Austria’;s top flight.
It is added that Ten Hag’s side ‘may move on from Hojlund if a compromise cannot be found’, with the Serie A outfit not having ‘any interest in the players proposed by United’, resulting in something of transfer standoff.