Man United to Make Third and Final Offer for Mason Mount
Manchester United are preparing to submit a third and final offer to Chelsea worth more than £55 million for midfielder Mason Mount.
The club’s second bid, which amounted to £45 million plus £5 million in add-ons, was rejected on Wednesday. Chelsea initially demanded £70 million plus add-ons for Mount but have since lowered their expectations to £65 million. United, however, believes that such a valuation is too high for a player who wants to leave the club and has only one year remaining on his contract.
Mount, 24, has rejected at least two contract offers from Chelsea and currently does not have a proposal from the west London club. Sources believe United would be willing to walk away from the negotiations if their third and final offer is not accepted. The new bid is expected to be between £55 million ($69.9m) and £60m ($76.2m). Mount wants to move to Old Trafford and is hopeful an agreement can be reached. He has one year remaining on his contract at Chelsea, where talks stalled over an extension several months ago.
United’s third bid for Mount is imminent, with the club reportedly refusing to meet Chelsea’s £70m asking price. The Red Devils feel that Chelsea’s valuation is too high for a player with only 12 months left on his contract. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Mount already has a full agreement on personal terms with United.
Manchester United’s interest in Mount comes after the player was named Chelsea’s Player of the Year in both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. The club has had two bids rejected so far, with the latest worth £50m including add-ons. Chelsea is thought to want closer to £65m for Mount, but United has a limit they will not go beyond.
Chelsea is already set to sell Mateo Kovacic to Manchester City for an initial £25m and has reportedly reached an agreement to send Kai Havertz to Arsenal in a deal that could be worth £65m.