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Big Man Utd bid ‘coming’, as Fabrizio Romano confirms Ten Hag has chosen superstar striker

Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag has reluctantly opted to overlook Harry Kane in favour of signing Rasmus Hojlund, with Fabrizio Romano explaining why and also confirming an official Man Utd bid is imminent.

With Andre Onana and Mason Mount safely banked, Man Utd’s attention has now turned to signing a new starting striker.

All manner of names have been linked with the Red Devils including Harry Kane, Randal Kolo Muani, Rasmus Hojlund and Mohammed Kudus.

ESPN recently claimed Spurs talisman Kane was Ten Hag’s ‘dream’ signing at centre-forward. However, despite speculation over the last 48 hours that talks between Man Utd and Kane are back on, Fabrizio Romano stressed that simply is not the case.

Explaining why Man Utd won’t sign Kane despite Ten Hag’s admiration of the player, Romano confirmed it’s down to the finances.

That tallies with the Telegraph’s reporting earlier on Monday, with the newspaper stating Man Utd’s ‘firm ceiling’ for signing Rasmus Hojlund is £60m. Despite having just 12 months left on his Tottenham contract, Kane will cost far more than £60m.

Instead, Romano doubled down on the claim Hojlund is now front and centre in Man Utd’s sights. What’s more, the trusted transfer guru stated an official bid is coming

On Kane initially, Romano told his YouTube channel: “I’m told that Man Utd are not negotiating on this one. They still feel that Tottenham would never sell the player to them.

“Also the whole financial package could be absolutely too expensive. So at the moment Man Utd are working on [a] Rasmus Hojlund deal.

“They have an agreement with Hojlund in terms of personal terms, and they will push with an official bid to Atalanta.”

Man Utd “won’t pay crazy money” for Hojlund

The personal terms agreement was struck last week and Hojlund, 20, is understood to be high on the idea of joining the Red Devils.

However, as the Telegraph stated, Romano insisted Man Utd won’t break the bank for Hojlund.

Atalanta initially quoted Man Utd a whopping £86m price tag. Even a sizeable discount on that eye-watering sum could still be beyond United.

“They will not pay crazy money,” continued Romano. “This has to be very clear.

“Man Utd want Hojlund, but at the right conditions. The first bid is coming, so let’s see how the conversation will go.”

Finishing off on what the future now holds for Kane, Romano pointed towards Bavaria.

“But for Harry Kane, no negotiations as of now with Man Utd,” added the journalist. “Sources feel that despite the rumours in the last few days, Bayern remain the big favourites on Kane.

“Bayern will make a new bid for Kane. They feel Kane wants to go there and [Thomas] Tuchel is pushing a lot.”

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