Man Utd preparing second bid of £40m for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund after ruling out Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen

Rasmus Hojlund Atalanta Lecce Serie AGetty
  • Man Utd set to place second bid for Hojlund
  • Atalanta rejected first bid for striker
  • Man Utd cash-strapped due to FFP regulations

WHAT HAPPENED? Manchester United are in search of a quality striker and were initially linked with a move for Tottenham's Harry Kane and Napoli star Victor Osimhen but Spurs have reportedly refused to do business with the Red Devils and Osimhen's price of £150m is too much for the club to match.

This has prompted the club to now turn their focus towards Atalanta's Hojlund. They have already seen an initial £31m bid knocked back by the Italian side and are now preparing to make a second £40m bid for the Danish forward, according to The Sun.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 20-year-old appeared in 42 matches for Atalanta last season in all competitions where he scored 16 goals and provided seven assists.

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AND WHAT'S MORE: Due to Financial Fair Play regulations, United have been left cash-strapped. They are close to sealing a deal for Mason Mount soon and will then be left with just £65m to spend on a striker and goalkeeper.


Erik ten Hag Manchester UnitedGetty

Osimhen Fiorentina NapoliGetty Images

Harry Kane Tottenham 2022-23Getty

WHAT NEXT? Along with a striker, Erik ten Hag is also in search of a goalkeeper who could replace out-of-contract David De Gea in the team. They are currently linked with a number of goalkeepers, Andre Onana of Inter being the most prominent name.