Manchester United will face a few issues if they want to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea this summer, according to reports.

There’s now increasing rumours in the media regarding Man United’s interest in Mason Mount.

First of all, The Daily Mail said yesterday that United were set to launch a bid to sign Mount in the summer transfer window.

Meanwhile, The Guardian has reported that United believe they have a “strong chance” of securing a deal for Mount.

Now, fresh claims say that there’s a few hurdles to jump before the 24-year-old can leave Stamford Bridge and make the switch to Old Trafford.

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The Athletic has now explained that Mount is leaning towards joining United and talks could happen in due course.

However, there’s three issues still standing in the way of any deal right now.

The report names Chelsea and United finding an agreement for the attacking midfielder as the first hurdle.

In addition, United’s main focus this summer will be on signing a new centre-forward to lead the line.

Finally, there is huge uncertainty around the potential change of ownership right now for the Red Devils.

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We’re hearing various transfer fees in the reports above about how much Mount could actually cost to sign, but what we do know is Chelsea are in the strongest of positions if they do need to sell him.

The England international is about to enter the final year of his contract, which is a no-go for the current Blues ownership.

90min say Chelsea will hold more talks with Mount next week once the season is finished about his contract situation.

The noise in the media from the past 24 hours is that United are waiting to pounce, but it’ll be a far from straightforward transfer to complete.

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