Rasmus Hojlund left out of Atalanta team for pre-season friendly as he closes in on Manchester United move
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 29
The 29-year-old is desperate to make the move (Picture: Getty)

Rasmus Hojlund has been left out of the Atalanta side for their clash with as he closes in on a move to .

has made the 20-year-old his top striker target

While talks over a fee are still ongoing, an agreement appears to be close with the Denmark international omitted from the Atalanta team ahead of their clash with Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

It follows reports suggesting the Serie A side do not want their player to risk picking up an injury and putting the transfer in jeopardy.

In a further indication a move is imminent, Atalanta have confirmed the signing of striker El Bilal Toure from Spanish side Almeria in a €30m deal, a club record signing.

Hojlund has already agreed personal terms with United and is eager to make the move to Manchester.

, making an offer this week but is preference is to head to the Premier League.

United side have submitted an offer of €50million plus €10m in add-ons with Atalanta believed to be holding out for a deal closer to €70m.

United have made two signings this summer in bringing Mason Mount and Andre Onana to the club from Chelsea and Inter Milan respectively with ten Hag explaining this week the club are ‘making progress’ in their bid to bring in another forward option.

‘The only thing I can say is we do everything that’s in our power to get that done,’ ten Hag said.

‘If it was up to me, yeah, as soon as possible. The earlier the better because we have to integrate him in the team, 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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