- Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is a top summer transfer target for Manchester United
- United has seen two bids for the England international declined by the Blues who have a price tag for the midfielder
- Erik ten Hag’s side have sent a third bid which Chelsea have also rejected
Chelsea have rejected Manchester United’s third offer for Mason Mount, but they have made a counter proposal as they continue to negotiate terms for the midfielder’s contract extension.
Despite months of discussions between the two clubs, no agreement has been reached regarding the extension of Mount’s contract at Stamford Bridge, which is set to expire next summer.
Manchester United is eager to secure Mount as their first signing of the summer and has previously seen two bids rejected by Chelsea. Reports emerged of a third bid, including add-ons, worth £55 million, but this offer has also been turned down.
Chelsea, recognizing that Mount is likely to leave, has put forward a counteroffer of £58 million guaranteed plus £7 million in add-ons, indicating their willingness to come to an agreement with United. The manager of United, Erik ten Hag, is keen on finalizing the deal.
Initially, there were concerns that United would walk away from negotiations if Chelsea rejected their third bid. However, recent reports suggest that the two clubs are still in talks, and there is optimism that a deal will be reached.
Personal terms have already been agreed in principle between Mount and Manchester United, highlighting his importance as a key signing for Ten Hag’s team as they prepare to compete in the Champions League.
During his time at Chelsea, Mount has made 195 appearances, scoring 33 goals. He played a pivotal role in the club’s triumph in the 2021 Champions League final, where they secured a 1-0 victory over Manchester City. Mount has also experienced success in the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. However, the 2022/23 season presented challenges for him, as he grappled with injuries and a dip in form.
The negotiations between Chelsea and Manchester United for Mason Mount’s transfer represent a significant storyline in the summer transfer window. Both clubs will continue their discussions in the hopes of reaching an agreement that satisfies all parties involved.