Mason Mount's transfer to Manchester United from Chelsea has reached a compromise, and the £60 million deal is now imminent for the England star. A previous offer from United for £50 million had been rejected because the Blues were holding out for a price around £70 million. The Premier League rivals appear destined to meet in the middle as Mount is about to begin the last year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Mount makes it obvious what he prefers in the action. Chelsea won't obstruct the academy graduate's next move because the 24-year-old has no plans to extend his current contract, which expires in the summer of 2024.Mount might become the third midfielder from Chelsea to leave in a single transfer window.
N'Golo Kante and fellow France international Karim Benzema have already signed a contract to play together at Al Ittihad, and Mateo Kovacic, whose contract expires in 2024, is close to leaving Real Madrid for Manchester City in a deal worth up to £30 million. Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, wants to close the transaction before the team leaves on a preseason trip.