Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount agrees personal terms with Manchester United
Mason Mount, who plays for Premier League rivals Chelsea, has agreed personal terms with Manchester United ahead of next summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The playmaker’s current contract at the Blues is set to enter the final 12 months in the coming weeks (transfermarkt). To that end, the Red Devils look ready to pounce on the midfielder’s signature in the upcoming transfer window.
Tony Mount and agent Neil Fewings, the England international’s representatives, have held advanced talks with the Old Trafford side. But the club are yet to come to an agreement with the Stamford Bridge side over the fees.
Chelsea recently appointed Mauricio Pochettino in the dugout. The Blues have endured a topsy-turvy campaign. Even with the Argentine manager’s arrival, the 24-year-old has decided to end his stint at the West London club.
Mount made his way through the youth ranks at the Stamford Bridge side. In the 2019/20 season, Frank Lampard gave the midfielder his break in the first-team setup.
Over the years, the English national has been one of Chelsea’s best players. The Blues lifted the Champions League in 2021 after beating Manchester City in the final.
United’s engine room saw the addition of Christian Eriksen last summer. The Denmark international has surprised many with his influence in Erik ten Hag’s plans this season.
However, in recent weeks, the 31-year-old has gone off the boil a bit. Throughout the campaign, the former Inter Miland and Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has struggled to finish the 90 minutes. Marcel Sabitzer is also set to return to Bayern Munich after his loan spell ends.
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Mount is a young and energetic midfielder who has showcased his quality for Chelsea and the Three Lions over the years. If we sign the 24-year-old from the Blues, it would seemingly be a coup considering his stature at the West London club. But it remains to be seen what the Stamford Bridge side will demand for the midfielder.