United have been in communication with the agency of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen regarding a potential summer move, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Red Devils are hoping to improve their striking line with a star center-forward. Harry Kane is the primary objective for manager Erik ten Hag, but Tottenham Hotspur don’t want to deal with United.
Osimhen is another player who has been continuously linked with a transfer to Old Trafford, and Gazzetta dello Sport notes that his representation has ‘received calls’ from United, Bayern Munich, and Newcastle.
The same magazine suggests that Napoli have not been able to persuade Osimhen to extend his agreement, which ends in 2025, but that president Aurelio De Laurentiis might possibly retain him for another season. De Laurentiis is adamant that he won’t sell his finest asset for less than €150 million this summer.
United have conducted thorough conversations regarding signing Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Kolo Muani, writes The Athletic.
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has prioritized acquiring a striker this summer, and the Denmark international is viewed as the likelier player to join the club at this point out of the two.
Man United football director John Murtough has talked to both clubs multiple times about the players. The Bundesliga club might seek roughly £69 million for Kolo Muani, although Hojlund would be less costly.
The 20-year-old has signed on with the SEG agency, and his agent and the firm’s co-founder, Kees Voss was at Old Trafford on Sunday to see the game against Fulham.
Ten Hag is also represented by SEG and might have an edge with Hojlund expected to depart Atlanta. He has attracted similarities with Manchester City hitman Erling Braut Haaland and may be Man United’s response in attack. Hojlund has netted eight league goals and two assists in 31 appearances this year and can only continue to get better.
The former Sturm Graz star scored five goals in two international games during Euro 2024 qualification in March, including a hat-trick in a 3-1 win against Finland. His searing pace and that of Marcus Rashford would make Manchester United’s assault more formidable should a transfer pan out.
The Red Devils should move for Hojlund this summer before his worth skyrockets in the coming months.