Mason Mount’s future at Chelsea remains uncertain heading into the summer transfer window with Manchester United leading the race to sign the England international.
Manchester United are currently preparing an opening offer for Chelsea star, Mason Mount as Erik ten Hag looks to reinforce his squad.
The Blues are ready to move on some players this summer as Todd Boehly looks to trim down Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Wonder9ja understands United are leading the race to sign Mount ahead of next season despite Liverpool putting in more groundwork to sign the 24-year-old. Senior figures at United began discussions with Chelsea last week and made clear their desire to sign the England international.
Mount is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and has rejected several proposals made by the club for him to extend his stay.
A source reported that just before the FIFA World Cup that took place last year, the two-time Chelsea player of the season was confident that an agreement could be reached.
Nevertheless, with a new-look transfer team in place at Stamford Bridge following the World Cup, the offer presented to Mount and his entourage was no longer on the table upon his return to West London. A report from The Times stated that insiders at the West London outfit said salary and bonuses proved to be the major sticking point in negotiations over a new contract for Mount
There have been three offers that would have increased the Cobham graduate’s pay to be in line with the highest earners at the club. Meanwhile, those close to Mount have suggested that money is not the reason why a new contract is yet to be agreed – with the player instead desiring stability and a clear role in the squad.
Chelsea’s £75million valuation of the player is proving to be a major sticking point in negotiations with United unwilling to submit an offer higher than £55million – for now. Mount was spotted in Barcelona attending the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix last weekend – along with teammates Ben Chilwell and Reece James