Manchester United Are Seriously Interested In Signing Mason Mount But Have Reservations

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Mason Mount but have reservations over the likely transfer fee that Chelsea want, sources have told ESPN.

ESPN reported in February that United, Liverpool and Manchester City were all monitoring the 24-year-old's situation as talks over a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge stalled.

Mount's existing deal expires next summer and Chelsea would rather cash in now than lose him for nothing in 2024 if no agreement over an extension can be reached.

Sources have told ESPN that Mount is open to moving to Old Trafford and so United are now holding internal discussions over tabling a formal offer.

It is unclear exactly what Chelsea's asking fee is for Mount. One source suggested it is as high as £60m but interested clubs will believe they can secure a deal for less given the short time remaining on his contract and Chelsea's need to move on players to trim a bloated squad.