Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, dubbed the new Erling Haaland, is high on Manchester United’s radar for a move this summer. With the Red Devils in pole position to sign him, La Dea are eager to bolster their frontline, and have shortlisted Almeria striker El Bilal Toure.
Several European clubs have expressed their interest to sign the Mali international, thanks to his breakout debut season with Indálicos in 2022/23, wherein he registered 7 goals and 2 assists In 21 appearances. According to latest reports from L’Equipe, Atalanta are leading the pack to sign the Ivory Coast-born No.9.
El Bilal Touré remains on Atalanta list as revealed in June — but there’s still no official bid or agreement with Almeria.
Deal still at early stages. ⤵️🇲🇱 https://t.co/axoi46dkrH
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 9, 2023
Premier League outfits West Ham United and Everton reportedly made advances earlier, submitting formal offers to the player’s entourage, but Atalanta side are willing to shell just above the €20M mark to secure the deal.
Toure is contracted with Almeria until the summer of 2028, making it imperative for La Dea to succumb to the asking price, which is still lesser than his reported release clause of €40M. The Spanish outfit bought him for a paltry €8M a year ago from Stade Reims.
Considering the potential departure of Hojlund sooner rather than later, Atalanta could close the deal for Toure as soon as possible.
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