The player in question is Manchester United’s main transfer target, Rasmus Hojlund.
Fabrizio Romano reported earlier in the week that Erik ten Hag’s side have sent a first verbal proposal of €50m plus a further potential €10m in add-ons, taking the total to €60m.
This is some way away from Atalanta’s reported asking price of around €90m. To further Man United’s issues, French champions PSG have also shown a strong interest in the Dane of late.
And with the Premier League season just a few weeks away, United need to get a striker in as soon as possible.
Now, Romano has provided a fresh update on United’s Hojlund’s pursuit on Saturday:
“Man United are preparing a new attack for the Rasmus Hojlund deal. A new round of talks in which they will be very, very aggressive,” he said.
“That is the situation now. They know that PSG sent a bid to Atalanta but they also know that the player wants to go to Man United. Now it’s time to attack the situation again and try and reach agreement with Atalanta.
“[…] This is a crucial moment. United are optimistic because Hojlund is obsessed with the club, but now United have to show, in terms of money, they are obsessed with Rasmus Hojlund.”