Chelsea to receive second bid for Mason Mount from Manchester United after initial rejection
Manchester United are set to make a second bid for Mason Mount after Premier League rivals Chelsea thwarted the first approach, according to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs via Twitter.
The Red Devils’ initial offer of £40 million was instantly rejected by the Blues. As things stand, the Stamford Bridge side are sticking to what they feel is the right valuation of the England international.
However, the playmaker is keen on a move to the Old Trafford side in the ongoing transfer window. Therefore, there is a decent chance that the midfielder will part ways with his boyhood club this summer.
Manchester United will be back for a second bid for Mason Mount. #CFC rejected the initial £40m offer near-instantly. There remains a high probability Mount will leave and he’s keen on the #MUFC move. Chelsea sticking to their valuation for now and #MUFC won’t go above £60m. pic.twitter.com/HKcMie86VE— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) June 14, 2023
That being said, United have their own budget and idea regarding the fair price for the 24-year-old. To that end, the Red Devils are not willing to go above and beyond £60 million to acquire his services.
It is understandable that Chelsea are haggling to get the best deal for Mount. However, with the English national’s current contract set to expire at the end of next season (transfermarkt), the Old Trafford side are also not wrong in their stance.
The 24-year-old has been one of the Stamford Bridge side’s best players over the years. But he did not have the best of campaigns in the 2022/23 season. The West London club have also acquired several players in the previous two transfer windows.
At United, the arrival of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen last summer gave Erik ten Hag quality to work with in the middle of the park. However, we could evidently do with more depth and talent in the engine room.
The Denmark international has surprised many with his performances but leaves a lot to be desired on certain occasions. On the other hand, the likes of Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay and Fred have been inconsistent during their time at the Old Trafford side.
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It is not always that a player of Mounts’s talent, especially from a direct rival, is available on the market. Hopefully, we will be able to quickly wrap up the English national’s switch and move on to focus on other areas of the pitch.