On Monday, we covered multiple claims from Italy that Manchester United are set to make an improved offer for Rasmus Højlund. It was also said the Atalanta star wants this move at all costs and has asked his agent to prioritise the Premier League side over other clubs.

Later that day, Corriere dello Sport stated the Serie A side are set to have a meeting with Red Devils intermediaries.

This meeting took place yesterday as Alfredo Pedullà states there were ‘close contacts’ between the intermediaries involved in the deal.

The Italian club is working to replace the 20-year-old with UD Almería’s El Bilal Touré and the journalist says this deal is at an advanced stage.

Pedullà says ‘all this is because’ Manchester United are working to carry out a few sales to strengthen their finances, to ‘immediately present’ an offer to convince Atalanta to let go of the Denmark international. He’s the priority target for Erik ten Hag.

According to Pedullà, Højlund’s employer have set an asking price of €70m plus bonuses.

The journalist states there’s a ‘possible deadline’ as Atalanta and their president, Antonio Percassi, ‘expect an official offer’ from Manchester United by Thursday, ‘more precisely between Wednesday and Thursday’. In other words, in the next 48 hours or so.

Pedullà doesn’t mention what will happen if Manchester United miss the deadline but does state it’s a ‘very hot week’ for the Højlund operation.