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Manchester United targeting second forward as they reach ‘agreement’ with Atalanta star

Manchester United are targeting a second forward this summer even as they line up a move for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, it has been reported.

The Red Devils have only made one signing so far this summer, adding midfielder Mason Mount to their ranks in a £55m move from Premier League rivals Chelsea, with the England international taking the no.7 shirt at Old Trafford.

They are also locked in talks with Inter Milan over a move for former Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, with a deal expected to be agreed for a fee of around 55m euros.

The spending is not expected to stop there, however, despite the constrictions that currently surround the club with uncertainty over future ownership and FFP restrictions.

They are thought to be keen on Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, and football insider even claim that the young Dane has ‘has agreed personal terms with Man United’ while the club have ‘had encouragement over a deal following talks in recent days with Serie A club Atalanta.’

Having previously been told that it will cost £86m to sign the 21-year-old, who only arrived in Serie A 12 months ago, there is fresh hope that a lower fee can be agreed.

They add that Anthony Elanga is likely to leave, with a £10m price tag on his head, while Ten Hag ‘has grown impatient’ with Jadon Sancho, who has done little to justify the hefty price tag he arrived at the club for in 2021.

Much of future business this transfer window will depend on sales, with the likes of Fred, Harry Maguire and Donny van De Beek all free to follow Elanga out of the exit door in a bid to raise funds.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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