The capital club had been linked to the Danish talent in hopes of beating Manchester United. However, it seems the Ligue 1 champions will have to go elsewhere to fill their No. 9 position this summer.
Romano has reported that Manchester United has taken decisive steps to secure the signature of Atalanta’s talented striker. During direct talks, the Red Devils improved their initial bid, offering a package worth over €60 million.
Manchester United improved their bid to Atalanta during direct talks today — it will be more than €60m package 🚨🔴
Understand negotiations are still on — Man United want to close the deal ASAP to focus on other positions right after.
Højlund, very clear. He wants United. pic.twitter.com/RBT9sW7KIf
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 28, 2023
Negotiations are ongoing, with the Premier League club keen to wrap up the deal as soon as possible to shift their focus to other positions in their squad.
For Højlund himself, the allure of joining Manchester United is evident. The Danish striker has made it clear that he desires a move to Old Trafford.
Højlund’s potential move to Manchester United comes when the club seeks to build a formidable squad. Manchester City won the treble last season, and the Red Devils likely have to respond to their rivals’ recent run of lifting trophies.