Mason Mount's transfer from Chelsea to Manchester United has achieved an agreement, and the £60 million deal for the England star is now on the horizon. A prior bid of £50 million from United was rejected because the Blues were holding out for a price of roughly £70 million. Mount is set to enter the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, so the Premier League rivals appear poised to meet in the middle.
Mount makes it clear through the action what he prefers. Chelsea will not stand in the way of the academy graduate's next transfer because the 24-year-old has no intention of extending his present contract, which expires in the summer of 2024.Mount might become Chelsea's third midfielder to leave in a single transfer window.
N'Golo Kante and fellow France international Karim Benzema have already agreed to terms to play together at Al Ittihad, and Mateo Kovacic, whose contract with Real Madrid expires in 2024, is close to joining Manchester City in a move worth up to £30 million. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants to complete the deal before the club departs on a preseason tour.