Manchester United are set to launch a £55million bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount in an effort to beat competition from the likes of Arsenal and Liveprool.
The England playmaker is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, at which point he’ll have 12 months to run on his Chelsea deal.
Mount has rejected the club’s last two offers of an extension and they’ve signalled that they are unwilling to increase their latest proposal.
Interest in the midfielder has not been in short supply, with Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester City all tracking the playmaker.
But United have stolen a march on their rivals and are set to open the bidding with an offer worth £55m, according to the Daily Mail.
Ten Hag wants to add greater strength in depth to his midfield and Mount’s ability to play in numerous positions has attracted the Dutchman to the England international.
Incoming Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer of Mount and would like to keep him at Stamford Bridge.
But there’s fears that there’s too much water on the bridge between Mount and the club, and that his mind has already been made up to leave.
Chelsea reportedly value Mount at £85m and will reject any bids significantly south of that figure.
But it’s clear that, having spent £600m in the last 12 months and with plans to invest again this summer, Chelsea must start to recoup some cash.
Mount is one of the players that could fetch the most money in the market and a bidding war could be sparked between the likes of United, Arsenal and Liverpool..