According to rumors, Manchester United are planning a massive bid for Chelsea striker Mason Mount.
Mason Mount, whose future is a hot topic in the transfer speculation mill, has now been linked with a move to Old Trafford.
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United will make a £55 million bid for Chelsea’s attacking midfielder, who has just over a year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
United manager Erik ten Hag is said to regard the 24-year-old Blues ace as a ‘priority goal’ this summer, which is why he wants a deal done swiftly at the opening of the summer transfer window.
According to the report, Chelsea currently values Mount at roughly £85 million. United are reportedly hoping to spend roughly £55 million for his signing, but they may be willing to pay more to achieve their goal.
According to a report in the Daily Mail this morning, United will have competition for Mount’s signature from Arsenal and Liverpool.
They report that new Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino would love Mount to stay at the club and sign a new contract. However, there is some skepticism that the Blues will be able to restart contract talks and convince him to stay.
If Chelsea’s leadership cannot agree on new terms with Mount, he will most likely be transferred this summer rather than risking losing him on a free transfer a year later.
This week, journalist Simon Phillips revealed on his Substack that Pochettino wants to employ Mount at Chelsea in the same way that he used Christian Eriksen at Tottenham.
Fans will be concerned about Mount’s future after this morning’s stunning news of Man United’s interest.
Mount is an extraordinary talent, described as “unbelievable” by Joe Cole, who has his finest years ahead of him.
The fact that Ten Hag is anxious to bring him to Manchester United next season speaks something about his talent.