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Fabrizio Romano claims Man Utd have 'match point' in Rasmus Hojlund deal

Fabrizio Romano claims Man Utd have 'match point' in Rasmus Hojlund deal

Hojlund has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Manchester United are in negotiations with Atalanta over the signing of Rasmus Hojlund.

United and Paris Saint-Germain are in a two-horse race to sign the Atalanta striker this summer, who scored nine goals in 32 Serie A games last season.

United submitted an opening bid for Hojlund on Wednesday, with the Premier League club offering a total package worth €60m (£51m) - with €10m (£8.5m) to be paid in add-ons.

On Thursday, PSG entered the fray and also made a bid for the striker worth €50m (£43m).

Neither offer is likely to be accepted, with the Daily Mail reporting that Atalanta value Hojlund at €100m (£86m).

However, Romano has now claimed that United are in negotiations with Atalanta and have 'match point' as they look to 'attack' a deal for the 20-year-old Dane.

The Italian tweeted: "Manchester United are negotiating with Atalanta for Rasmus Højlund today — and direct talks will continue between clubs.

"Man Utd feel they’ve a match point now to ‘attack’ the deal and then reach total agreement.

"Højlund has been clear: he wants to join Man United."

Nevertheless, United have allegedly made it clear they will not overpay for Hojlund amid reports that Atalanta are keen to raise the asking price for their prized asset.

Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has since claimed that United will submit a 'final' bid for Hojlund either on Friday or Saturday.

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Topics: Manchester United, Fabrizio Romano, Erik Ten Hag, Atalanta, Football, Transfers