The £85 million-rated Manchester United target has plenty of interest, with media reports of an imminent exit gathering pace. David Ornstein reported on Wednesday that Manchester United were preparing an offer for Mason Mount as they look to bring the Chelsea man in the summer.
Reports from recent weeks have been rife about the 24-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge as the Blues have not managed to find a breakthrough in contract talks. Manchester United are set to launch a £55 million offer for the midfielder, but Chelsea could demand significantly more.
Further stories indicated the Blues could ask around £85 million for the highly-rated Premier League star, something only a few clubs might have the power to spend. Incoming Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino wants the club to keep Mount and prioritise a new contract for the Englishman.
So far, the two parties have not found a breakthrough in negotiations, with reports insisting the £85 million-rated Manchester United target rejected a £200,000-a-week deal. The window is small for the Blues to get the ball rolling, as the £85 million-rated Manchester United target could start considering the many offers he may receive.
Staying at his boyhood club Chelsea could also become an option for Mount. However, he would want a contract offer from the club that reportedly respects his status in the team. Many have suggested he wants parity with the deal offered to teammate Reece James, which may include a salary of more than £250,000 a week.