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Glazers give green light to pursue deal for Chelsea star Mason Mount

Manchester United have received the green light from the Glazers to pursue a summer deal for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, according to ESPN.

The Red Devils have had a brilliant campaign under manager Erik ten Hag, winning the Carabao Cup as well as qualifying for the Champions League.

The Dutch tactician will now be aiming to add more quality into the squad, and ESPN report that the club are pushing to land the signature of Mount.

The board including Joel and Avram Glazer have ‘given the green light’ for the move, but Ten Hag remains in the dark over the transfer budget.

It is reported that the Glazers are still in talks over a takeover with Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, but a transfer of ownership is likely to take time.

Ten Hag needs significant backing from the Glazers

United fans were anticipating a takeover before the end of the campaign, but that has not happened with the Glazers yet to make any decision over a possible sale.

With the Premier League transfer window reopening this month, it looks likely that the club will continue under the Glazers ownership for the rest of the summer.

Ten Hag needs significant backing from them. Mount, valued at £70 million, would be a quality acquisition for the number eight role, but United need more player upgrades.

A marquee striker is a necessity to compete for the league title while the club could pursue another world-class centre-back. Kim Min-jae is on their radar.

United also require strong competition for David de Gea between the sticks. They may have to spend a hefty fee if they are looking to sign Porto star Diogo Costa.

In our opinion, Ten Hag needs an up front budget of at least £200m this summer. A further £100m could be added from the sale of fringe players in the first-team squad.

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