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Man United boss Erik ten Hag ‘holds multiple video calls with Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund over a summer switch to Old Trafford’… as the Red Devils set their sights on alternative options to first-choice target Harry Kane
- Manchester United want to sign a striker in the summer transfer window
- They have identified Tottenham’s Harry Kane as their first-choice target
- Erik ten Hag has also been speaking to Rasmus Hojlund about a potential move
Erik ten Hag has reportedly held multiple video calls with Rasmus Hojlund, as the Manchester United manager steps up his interest in the Atalanta forward.
Erik ten Hag is keen to add to his front line in the coming months to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford next season.
He has identified Harry Kane as his first-choice target, but Tottenham are reportedly adamant that they will not be selling their star striker to the Red Devils, and would prefer to lose him for free next summer.
Mail Sport recently reported that United have also been keeping tabs on Hojlund, and they now appear to have stepped up their interest in the 20-year-old.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Ten Hag has spoken to Hojlund about the Danish forward potentially moving to Old Trafford this summer.
Erik ten Hag wants to bolster his front line this summer to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford
He has reportedly held multiple video calls with Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund (pictured)
Hojlund is viewed as an alternative option to United’s first-choice target Harry Kane
Hojlund recently signed up with the SEG agency, who also represent Ten Hag.
In his maiden campaign at Atalanta, the Danish attacker has scored eight Serie A goals to help his side into fifth place ahead of this weekend’s final round of games.
United are also keen on Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani, and have held talks with the German club about the striker, as reported by The Athletic.
Kolo Muani still has four years left on his contract at Frankfurt, and would be a more expensive option, with the Bundesliga outfit likely to demand up to £68.7m (€80m) for the 24-year-old.
He has just enjoyed the best goalscoring season of his career to date, netting 15 times in the Bundesliga as Frankfurt finished seventh. Only Niklas Fullkrug and Christopher Nkunku (both 16) scored more goals than him in Germany’s top division.
United have also been linked with £80m-rated Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic and Napoli star Victor Osimhen.
However, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has made it clear he has no intention of selling Osimhen this summer, while a deal for Vlahovic would test United’s finances, and they may prefer a cheaper deal for Hojlund or Kolo Muani.
United have also spoken to Eintracht Frankfurt about their striker Randal Kolo Muani (above)