Atalanta is reportedly ‘raising the price’ for Rasmus Hojlund following bids from Manchester United and PSG


Atalanta is reportedly contemplating increasing their asking price for Rasmus Hojlund following offers from both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

The interest from these two major clubs has likely sparked a potential bidding war, prompting Atalanta to reevaluate the valuation of the player.

As a result, they might be considering raising the price to get the maximum value for their highly sought-after player in the current transfer market.

The situation is still evolving, and negotiations between the clubs and the player’s representatives will play a crucial role in determining the final transfer fee.

According toSky SportsUnited are optimistic about striking a deal with Atalanta for Hojlund, with the 20-year-old tipped to join ahead of the club’s opening Premier League game against Wolves on August 14.

It seems that Rasmus Hojlund is eager to join Manchester United, and personal terms are not a hindrance in the potential transfer.

However, the main obstacle lies in the transfer fee, with Atalanta holding out for a higher valuation than what Manchester United is currently willing to pay, reportedly capping their offer at £60 million.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain has also shown interest in the player and made a lower bid of £43 million. However, this lower offer is unlikely to influence Manchester United’s stance in their pursuit of Hojlund.

The negotiation process is ongoing, and both clubs will need to find common ground on the transfer fee to reach an agreement for the talented Denmark international.

However, according to Italian publicationTuttoMercatoWeb, Atalanta continue “to raise the price” for Hojlund, despite the striker having made less than 90 senior games across his career.

The report claims Atalanta are now asking for at least €70million (£59.8million) to €75million (£64.3million) for Hojlund.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports allege the Italian club are seeking £59.8million plus £8.5million in add-ons.

Will Man Utd finalise Hojlund deal?

It appears that Manchester United’s approach in the transfer negotiations for Rasmus Hojlund is influenced by their adherence to Financial Fair Play regulations and a determination not to overspend in the current transfer window.

As a result, they have been cautious and reluctant to exceed a £51 million (€60 million) package for the player.

Generally, the Old Trafford club have shown in the deals for Mason Mount and Andre Onana they will not exceed their maximum budget for a player this window.

However Sky Sports note United have a good relationship with the Atalanta after negotiations for Amad Diallo in 2021.

In turn, they have reportedly been in constant contact with their counterparts over a compromise on a fee for Hojlund.

Both clubs are allegedly moving in the right direction for a deal to be agreed.

United would not need to sell to buy Hojlund and reportedly believe departures this summer and in the January window will keep them within the requisite financial parameters.

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