Manchester United are set to make a move for Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Erik ten Hag is looking to add a new striker to his squad at the end of the season with both Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen on United’s shortlist.
Ramos, meanwhile, has been in sublime form for Benfica this season with 24 goals in 36 appearances so far.
The 21-year-old also impressed at the World Cup in Qatar as he scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-1 victory over Switzerland in the last 16.
According to AS, United have been showing strong interest in signing Ramos this summer and Ten Hag has now ‘given the go-ahead’ to the club’s hierarchy.
The report claims that Benfica would be open to a deal for around €100 million (£87.9m) but Ramos is also being monitored by Real Madrid.
‘I love his attitude, which he gives to the team,’ Benfica head coach Roger Schmidt said of Ramos earlier this month.
‘He is young, he is scoring goals in the Champions League and it is normal for him to attract the attention of other clubs.’
Benfica had promised talks over a new contract with Ramos but reports in Portugal claimed this week that the striker is ‘very disappointed’ that a new deal has not yet been proposed.
United, meanwhile, are also said to be monitoring Atalanta’s 20-year-old forward Rasmus Hojlund, who scored five goals in two games for Denmark during the international break.