Manchester United have scheduled a medical for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount on Monday, according to The Telegraph journalist Matt Law.
The Red Devils agree a deal worth £60 million for the England international on Thursday, and the Blues have granted him permission to complete the necessary formalities.
Mount is currently on his summer holiday, and it appears he will report to United’s Trafford Training centre on Monday to undergo his medical before signing a long-term deal.
The 24-year-old is expected to put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract with the option for another 12 months. He is set to earn a basic salary of £250,000-a-week at United.
United need to speed up their transfer business
The Red Devils have had a slow start to the summer transfer window. The club’s hierarchy have continued with the policy of working on one deal at a time.
United fans will be delighted that the Mount transfer saga has concluded. The board now need to speed up negotiations for other key transfer targets.
The club’s current focus is on Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana. A formal bid is expected soon and hopefully, United can secure a quick agreement.
Aside from a shot-stopper, a new striker and a central defender could be pursued by the Red Devils.
With a limited budget of £120m, United also need to start listening to offers for their sellable stars such that they can recoup funds for more arrivals.
Fred, Anthony Elanga, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles and Harry Maguire are among players that could be shown the exit door over the forthcoming weeks.
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