Manchester United Set to Launch £55m Bid for Mason Mount as Liverpool and Arsenal Wait in Wings
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United has thrown their hat into the ring for the signature of Chelsea forward Mason Mount. With negotiations between Mount and Chelsea hitting a stumbling block, the Red Devils are looking to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding the player’s future.
Despite United’s £55 million bid falling short of Chelsea’s valuation of £85 million, the pursuit of Mount has become a top priority for United manager Erik ten Hag as he aims to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming season.
Mason Mount, the talented England international, has emerged as a primary target for Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United.
The 24-year-old forward, who missed the final weeks of the season due to injury, is entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, casting doubts over his future at Chelsea. Old Trafford sources have revealed that talks regarding Mount’s potential move to United are set to begin soon, indicating the seriousness of their intentions.
Manchester United’s initial offer for Mason Mount stands at £55 million, a figure that falls significantly below Chelsea’s valuation of £85 million.
However, given the determination of Ten Hag to secure the attacker’s services, United may consider revising their bid to meet Chelsea’s demands. The negotiations surrounding Mount’s transfer have the potential to become one of the most captivating sagas of the upcoming close season.
Liverpool and Arsenal’s stance
It’s not just Manchester United vying for Mason Mount’s signature. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, fresh off a second-placed finish, and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are also actively pursuing the talented forward.
With both clubs aiming to strengthen their squads, Mount has attracted significant interest, adding to the complexity of the transfer race. As the competition heats up, the final destination for Mason Mount remains uncertain.
What next for Chelsea?
Despite incoming Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino’s admiration for Mason Mount and his desire to see the player sign a new contract, the future negotiations seem precarious.
As it stands, Chelsea’s American owners have not prioritised securing a new deal for Mount, even after significant investments in new players during the past two transfer windows. With Mount’s contract set to expire next year, the club faces the dilemma of selling him this summer rather than risk losing him on a free transfer.
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