Chelsea Rejects £40M Bid From Manchester United for Mason Mount
The Red Devils have reportedly made an opening bid of £40 million, which was promptly rejected by Chelsea. The Blues have placed a hefty £70 million price tag on the 24-year-old, despite him having just one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
United is expected to return with further offers for the England international, which they see as their primary midfield target this summer. Mount’s future at Chelsea seems uncertain as he has reportedly become disillusioned with handling his contract negotiations. He has rejected several offers, including a one-year extension featuring a substantial pay rise back in February.
Manchester United have submitted an opening bid for Mason Mount today, as they guaranteed to the player days ago. Bid worth £40m. 🚨🔴 #MUFC
Chelsea have rejected the proposal, as per @Matt_Law_DT. No plan to accept £40m fee for Mount.
The situation is pointing towards Chelsea and United ultimately agreeing on a deal for Mount’s transfer this summer However, United are cautious about paying such a price for Mount and they believe he does want to join the Old Trafford outfit.
While the Blues hope to keep him around, Mount has already rejected two extension offers and even the arrival of new manager Mauricio Pochettino may not be enough to sway Mount’s decision. United’s interest in Mount arrives after Arsenal moved into pole position for West Ham captain Declan Rice.
Chelsea are facing approaches from rivals for their players on numerous fronts. Kai Havertz has interest from Arsenal and Mateo Kovacic is in talks to join Manchester City. The Blues are also dealing with a bid from Brighton for talented defender Levi Colwill.