Reports state that Manchester United have improved an offer up to a decent 50 million pounds for Mason Mount; however, Chelsea has countered with another decent offer for their midfielder. As per reports, Manchester United have offered £45m upfront for Mount, with an additional £5 million in add-ons. However, the blues, on the other hand, has swiftly countered with another decent offer which is £60m plus £5m in add-ons. While negotiations between the two clubs are progressing, a final agreement has not yet been reached.
Chelsea had previously rejected a £40m offer from Manchester United
Chelsea had previously rejected a £40m offer from Manchester United, but Erik ten Hag is reportedly determined to get a deal for Mount over the line in a bid to increase his options in the middle of the park for next season.
However, unlike Chelsea, Manchester United might not keep improving their offer as they feel that since the England international has only one year left in his contract, Chelsea will be forced to do business as they run the risk of losing the player for free next summer. The midfielder has already rejected multiple attempts by Chelsea to get him to sign a new contract which further bolsters United’s confidence that a deal can be struck.
What is Chelsea’s goal?
Whether the Red Devils will match the Blues’ counter-offer remains to be seen, which could prove decisive in the protracted transfer saga. The Blues need to sell players this summer to balance the books after they splurged over £600m in the previous two transfer windows.
Also, it is to be seen what Mason Mount do, and most probably, it seems like he will stay at his club where he is earning a greater profit.