Manchester United are set to make an improved £50m offer for Mason Mount THIS WEEK with Erik ten Hag’s side determined to sign the Chelsea star… but the Blues are holding out for at least £70m
Manchester United are expected to make an improved £50million offer for Mason Mount this week.
It comes after their initial £40m offer for the 24-year-old, whose contract at Chelsea is set to expire in the summer of 2024, was rejected on Wednesday.
Much speculation has revolved around his future at the London club, with Erik ten Hag’s side emerging as the front runners to sign the England midfielder.
Liverpool were also in the race to sign the Chelsea academy graduate, but have since dropped out, leaving United as the frontrunners.
It could be the end of an era for Mount at Chelsea, who joined the club’s academy in 2015 before working his way through the ranks and into the first team.
Manchester United are set to improve on their offer to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount
Erik ten Hag’s (middle) side are seeking a new midfielder and are also interested in West Ham’s Declan Rice
The Red Devils had a £40m offer rejected just last week but are determined to get their man
He’s scored 33 goals and 37 assists in 195 appearances across all competitions for the club, ahead of his potential departure.
During his time there, he’s won the Champions League in 2021, scoring twice against Porto and Real Madrid in the quarter-finals and notably teeing up Kai Havertz for the winner against Manchester City in the final.
However, this season has been hampered by injuries, with Mount firstly suffering an ankle injury in February, before undergoing surgery in April to over an abdominal problem.
He’s missed 12 premier league games this season through injury, but still managed three goals from 24 league appearances.
Since the campaign’s end, he seems to have been enjoying his time off, after being spotted on the grid at the Barcelona Grand Prix alongside Ben Chilwell.
Back in February, Mail Sport reported that Chelsea had tried to offer Mount a new deal but talks between the parties had broken down.
Elsewhere in London, Declan Rice is also on the cusp of a move away from West Ham, with Arsenal having a £90m offer rejected last week.
Manchester United are also in the long list of clubs who are sniffing after the England midfielder’s availability.
United have also today been linked with a move for Ollie Watkins, amid talk that they will no longer be pursuing Rasmus Hojlund.
He was spotted on the grid at the Barcelona Grand Prix with team-mate Ben Chilwell (left)