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Manchester United to make Mason Mount bid?

Manchester United to make Mason Mount bid?
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Manchester United are reportedly set to make a bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount this summer.

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to make a bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount this summer.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the 2023-24 season, Mount's Chelsea future has been the centre of widespread speculation in recent months.

Chelsea are keen to tie Mount down to a new deal, but negotiations have failed to make progress due to differences over the player's wage demands.

The Englishman is hoping to be rewarded with a significant pay increase that would bring him in line with the club's highest earners.

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be appointed as Chelsea's head coach in the near future, and the Argentine is a huge admirer of Mount and wants him to extend his stay with the West London club.

Mason Mount in action for Chelsea on September 14, 2022© Reuters

However, with a new contract yet to be agreed, a recent report claimed that the 24-year-old is leaning towards a summer departure.

While Chelsea are determined to keep hold of their academy graduate, they may consider selling him this summer rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next year.

According to Daily Mail, Man United are planning to submit a £55m bid for the England international in the summer transfer window.

The report claims that sources have Old Trafford have indicated that talks over a summer move could start in the near future.

Man United's offer would fall below Chelsea's £85m asking price, but would be prepared to increase their initial bid.

An excitable Mason Mount during Chelsea training on September 13, 2022© Reuters

The Red Devils will face competition from two of their Premier League rivals, with Arsenal and Liverpool both interested in the midfielder.

After falling short in their Premier League title bid, Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his side ahead of next season, which will also include Champions League football.

Liverpool are also pursuing a deal for Mount as they look to overhaul their midfield during the summer transfer window.

The Reds are preparing to replace Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are all set to leave on free transfers at the end of the season.

Mount has made 195 competitive appearances for the Blues, scoring 33 goals and providing 37 assists.

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