Man United: Mason Mount deal hits hurdle after terms agreed

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

2nd Jun, 2023 | 1:15pm

Sources: Mason Mount move to Man United hits hurdle after terms agreed

Man United and Chelsea are yet to agree on a fee for midfielder Mason Mount ahead of his potential summer switch, sources have told Football Insider.

It is believed the transfer fee remains the sticking point in negotiations, with the Red Devils already agreeing personal terms with Mount.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that the 24-year-old is likely to cost Man United around £60million.

The Old Trafford club remain positive about agreeing a deal with Chelsea.

Erik ten Hag is keen to add the England international to his midfield options for the 2022-23 campaign after accelerating their interest in recent days.

Liverpool, Man City, Newcastle and Arsenal have all been credited with an interest in Mount – but it is the Red Devils who are now closest to getting a deal over the line.

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A potential summer switch has been made possible due to a breakdown in negotiations over a new Chelsea contract for the midfielder.

His current Stamford Bridge deal, which is worth a reported £80,000-a-week, is set to expire in June 2024.

This site revealed earlier this year (15 February) that Mount has demanded to be paid a similar wage to top-earning Chelsea stars like Raheem Sterling and Reece James.

He scored three goals in 35 appearances across all competitions in the 2022-23 campaign before his season was curtailed due to injury.

The former Derby loanee, who lifted the Champions League with Chelsea in 2020, has notched 27 goals and 24 assists across 129 Premier League appearances.

Man United will play Champions League football next season after securing a third-place finish in the 2022-23 campaign.

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