Manchester United has made significant progress in their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, as the player nears the final year of his contract with the Blues.
Personal terms have been agreed upon between Mason Mount and Manchester United, signaling the player’s desire to make a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Mount’s father, Tony, and agent Neil Fewings have been engaged in advanced discussions with Manchester United. However, the two clubs have yet to reach an agreement on the transfer fee. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from W88.
Despite the presence of new Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino, who was seen as an ideal mentor for Mount, the English international has expressed his intention to depart from Chelsea.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has expressed a keen interest in adding a young midfielder to the squad. With Mount’s contract set to expire next year, he has become an attractive target for the Red Devils.
Ten Hag had previously stated his preference for recruiting English players, but acknowledged that the valuation of certain targets was often prohibitively high. He emphasized the importance of combining quality with a reasonable price in the transfer market.
Mason Mount brings an impressive resume to any potential suitor, having won the UEFA Champions League and the Club World Cup with Chelsea. He was a key starter in the Blues’ consecutive FA Cup final defeats from 2020 to 2022, as well as their League Cup final loss to Liverpool on penalties last year.
The Chelsea academy graduate also had the honor of starting for England in the final of the European Championship against Italy in 2021. With 36 caps to his name, Mount has established himself as an integral part of the national team setup.
While Manchester United has not abandoned their interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane, whose contract also expires next year, they are operating under the assumption that Kane will remain with Spurs for the upcoming season. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has made it clear that Kane is not for sale, prompting United to explore alternative options in the transfer market.
As negotiations continue between Manchester United and Chelsea, football fans eagerly await the outcome of this potential transfer. The addition of Mason Mount to the Manchester United midfield would undoubtedly inject talent, versatility, and ambition into the team, enhancing their prospects for success in the upcoming season. Get all the latest updates from the Premier League only on W88 Sports.