Manchester United will have to pay £70 million up front to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount this summer, according to The Sun.
The Red Devils had a good 2022/23 season under manager Erik ten Hag. They won the Carabao Cup and also qualified for the Champions League.
Ten Hag will be eyeing financial backing from the hierarchy this summer, and it seems clear that Mount is the number one transfer target for him.
Personal terms have already been agreed with the England international, but United still have to finalise a transfer fee with the Blues for his services.
It is now reported that Chelsea want £70m plus add-ons to part ways with their graduate and could be prepared to run down his contract otherwise.
Man Utd could strike deal for Mount soon
Ten Hag was determined to land Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona last summer. United agreed a transfer fee but the Dutchman refused to negotiate personal terms.
With Mount, the situation is completely different. The 24-year-old has given the go-ahead for the move and United now need to reach an agreement with the Blues.
Mount will enter the final year of his contract next month, and it is highly unlikely that the London giants would risk losing him on a free transfer at the end of next season.
The Blues need to balance their books by June 30 after the huge £600m spending spree in the last year and Mount is one of the players that could head for the exit door.
We believe they will eventually lower their demands. In our opinion, United could secure Mount’s signature for around £50m by taking advantage of the Blues’ need to cash in.
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