Chelsea are now set to receive a bid from Manchester United for Mason Mount after the Premier League ends on Sunday.
That is according to The Times.
As Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Arsenal also monitor Mason Mount‘s situation at Chelsea, it seems Manchester United are preparing to make the first concrete move.
What’s the story?
Well, the Chelsea No.19 only has 12 months remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge, and looks highly likely to leave this summer.
According to Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard, the chances of Mount signing a new deal are “not looking too good” as plenty of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals circle around the England international.
Now – as detailed by The Times – Manchester United are expected to make a bid for the attacking midfielder after Sunday’s final round of Premier League fixtures.
Erik ten Hag has clearly received plenty of encouragement to make a genuine push to sign Mount, with The Athletic adding that the 24-year-old himself is leaning towards a move to Old Trafford.
Chelsea value their £76,000-a-week man at £70m.
Chelsea may struggle to get £70m Mount fee from Manchester United
In our view, Chelsea may be overvaluing Mount.
It cannot be ignored that the Chelsea academy graduate only has 12 months remaining on his contract, and is refusing to sign fresh terms.
That leaves the Blues in a very weak negotiating position, and with The Athletic also stating that sales need to be made in order for Chelsea to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, we can’t see that £70m asking price being met.
Having said that, anything could happen this summer – with Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich also interested, a bidding war could start.
That could potentially push the price up for Mount, so be sure to keep an eye on the situation.