Manchester United have slapped a £40million asking price on Scott McTominay

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Manchester United has reportedly set a hefty asking price for Scott McTominay amid their summer transfer dealings.

The club has already made significant signings, including Mason Mount and Andre Onana, for nearly £100 million, and they are now eyeing a move for Atlanta’s Rasmus Hojlund to strengthen their forward line.

United is expected to submit a bid for Hojlund this week, with personal terms already agreed upon.

However, the club is not willing to pay more than £60 million for the forward, which falls short of Atalanta’s £86 million asking price.

This decision is aimed at adhering to Financial Fair Play regulations.

To make new signings, Manchester United needs to sell players, and they have already seen academy product Anthony Elanga depart to Nottingham Forest for £15 million.

There are also rumors of Dean Henderson being linked with a move away from the club.

Furthermore, it has been reported that Manchester United has informed Scott McTominay that he can leave the club this summer, despite the midfielder featuring in the second half of a pre-season win against Arsenal.

With players like Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, and summer arrival Mason Mount ahead of him in the midfield pecking order, and considering the emergence of Kobbie Mainoo, McTominay’s future at Old Trafford seems uncertain.

West Ham are allegedly interested in McTominay, with the Hammers looking to replace Declan Rice in midfield following his £105million move to Arsenal.

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Yet according toTalkSPORTUnited have slapped a £40million asking price on the Scotland international’s head, which may deter the east Londoners.

McTominay made 39 appearances for United last season, including the club’s Carabao Cup final win.

Indeed, since joining the United in 2002 as a five-year-old, the Scot has made 209 appearances for the first team, netting 19 goals in that time.

However, McTominay is among a series of fringe players the club are looking to move on, with Harry Maguire, Fred and Donny van der Beek having also been linked with a move elsewhere.

Departures could be imminent, with Ten Hag having insisted the club are doing all they can to bring in a new forward.

Speaking in San Diego on United’s pre-season tour the Dutchman said: “We make progress but we know how it works.

“What I can say is we do everything in our power to get it done, for me, the earlier the better because we have to integrate him in the team, with the way of play.

“In an ideal situation, he was already here but you do not always get ideal situations as a manager and you have to deal with the situation.”

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