Man United’s third offer for Mason Mount rejected, Chelsea offers counteroffer of £65,000,000 with the possibility of face-to-face negotiations

Amidst the chaos of the takeover, Manchester United are looking to be doing business as usual. Mason Mount has set his sights to be playing at Old Trafford next season despite Chelsea’s attempts to keep him at the football club. Almost at the halfway stage of the transfer window, the poker games between the clubs are getting heated up. Erik Ten Hag has made his priorities abundantly clear to the Manchester United hierarchy.

Unlike the last transfer window where players arrived at the closing days of the window, the Dutchman hopes to have all his summer signings rearing to go before the club head off for its pre-season tour in the United States. Erik Ten Hag is planning on strengthening various positions across the pitch including the midfield. With just one year left on his contract, will United stick to their price or will Chelsea end up commanding the negotiations?

Chelsea rejected Man United’s third offer for Mason Mount

After rejecting two bids from the Red Devils, there was slight optimism about the third bid getting accepted. Well, it seems like Chelsea is in for the long game and will demand more than what United are willing to pay. The Blues value the English midfielder close to $73 million. With United’s last bid worth $63 million plus $6 million in add-ons getting rejected, it appears to be a lot less room for negotiations.

Reports suggest that the London club made a counter proposal of $73 million plus $9 million in add-ons. Chelsea has offered to have a conversation with United’s representatives in person to find an amicable solution. With the pre-season tours approaching thick and fast, it seems that both clubs are willing to fasten up the pace of negotiations. 

Does Chelsea’s Mount make sense for Man United next season?

With the departures of midfielders like Scott Mctominay, Fred and Donny Van de Beek on the cards, Erik Ten Hag is looking to bring in new faces to strengthen his squad. After a nasty injury to the Danish midfielder Christen Eriksen, he managed to play the full 90 minutes just once since Christmas. With Bruno Fernandes playing almost every minute possible, Erik Ten Hag believes Mason Mount is the perfect player to potentially lighten the burden from his stand-in captain.

Mason Mount

Even after a brief hiatus, Mason Mount is still regarded as one of the most exciting English talents. The 24-year-old midfielder still has his best years ahead of him and based on the Ten Hag’s system, it looks like Mason Mount would fit in like a glove.

With negotiations and discussions continuing, it seems like Mason Mount is the latest victim of the Chelsea overhaul. Reports suggest United have no interest in backing out of the deal and with just one year left on his contract, Mason Mount’s move to the red side of Manchester looks imminent. With both clubs aligning on most of the aspects, it feels like the deal could be closed sooner rather than later.



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