The Red Devils have been in talks with Atalanta over a deal for the 20-year-old, with an opening bid of around €35 million having been rejected last week.
Hojlund has publicly expressed his enthusiasm for a move to Old Trafford recently, and now, according to Football Insider, the player has agreed to a deal for his contract with United.
Football Insider claims that “sources have told Football Insider there is already a verbal agreement over personal terms between United and the Danish striker.”
This could be due to the fact that Hojlund is being represented by Erik ten Hag’s agent, Kees Voss, who is reportedly very active in negotiations regarding this transfer.
United is expected to return with an improved bid for the young striker, who has been dubbed “the new Haaland”. Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla says that they are “studying a raise,” while Atalanta holds out for €60 million.
Despite reports from the British media that Atalanta has asked for €100 million for the 15-goal man, Tuttomercatoweb explains that a fixed fee of half that amount – €50 million – will suffice.
There is also talk of either Mason Greenwood or Amad Diallo being offered on loan as a sweetener for the deal.
Pedulla believes that United wants to close the deal for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana first before putting in an improved bid for Hojlund.
However, there is a danger in delaying the negotiation, given that other clubs, notably Juventus, are registering a keen interest in the lofty Dane.