Manchester United are among several European giants interested in Rasmus Højlund

Chelsea have set their sights on Atalanta striker and Manchester United target Rasmus Hojlud.

Last week, The People’s Person reported that Højlund is a legitimate attacking option for Erik ten Haag if their efforts to sign United boss Harry Kane fail alongside Eintracht Frankfurt’s Colo Muani.

Kane is United’s top priority, but if negotiations with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy are not possible, the Red Devils will not be in a protracted battle and are therefore linked with Hojlund and Muani.

The Danish forward is a self-confessed United fan and has previously said a move to Old Trafford would be a dream come true for him.

If the Daily Mail report is anything to go by, his determination to make this dream a reality may soon be tested.

The newspaper reports that Chelsea have Hojlund on their radar and are big fans of the 20-year-old.

Atalanta striker Rasmus Højlund could move to Stamford Bridge in the summer after Chelsea stepped up their interest in the Denmark international, according to The Mail.

“Chelsea are hot on the youth trail and the club’s executives invited Atalanta chairman Antonio Percas to their recent Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund.

The striker’s availability has been one of the talking points as Chelsea look to maintain their interest in Hojulund, who has scored eight goals for the Serie A side in all competitions.

The Mail add that Atalanta are demanding a £60m fee for the electric Højlund, who only joined the club last summer.

As well as the Red Devils being a fan of the player, the problems and turmoil at Stamford Bridge could work in United’s favour.

Simon Jones has suggested that Chelsea’s pursuit of Hojlund could be severely hampered by the departure of Graham Potter, although Todd Boyley is keen to keep his big spenders going when the transfer window opens.

At the top of Chelsea, United must fend off interest from Real Madrid and Arsenal.

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