Man Utd ‘some way off’ Mason Mount transfer agreement as Red Devils refuse to meet Chelsea’s sky-high valuation

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly a long way short of agreeing a transfer for Mason Mount.

The Red Devils are keen to try and sign the Chelsea midfielder, 24, this summer as he enters the final year of his Stamford Bridge contract.

Mason Mount is a transfer target for Manchester United


Mason Mount is a transfer target for Manchester UnitedCredit: Rex

But according to the Independent, the Blues are demanding a staggering £55million for the academy graduate.

And the report insists the Old Trafford side are not even close to matching that sky-high valuation – especially amid uncertainty over the club’s ownership and transfer budget.

Erik ten Hag is prioritising a new striker and a centre-back when the transfer window reopens.

Liverpool and Arsenal have also shown interest in Mount.

But it is understood the 36-cap England ace would favour a move to United, where he would link up with a host of Three Lions team-mates.

And the report adds that if a transfer fee can be agreed on with Chelsea, United would be in pole position and expected to complete the signing of Mount.

That could even see the former Derby loanee link up with best pal Declan Rice again, although the West Ham captain is more likely to join Arsenal.

Mount has refused any new contract offers put on the table by Chelsea.


Frank Lampard dismissed talk of the star’s future and said: “That’s not my answer to make. That’s between Mason and the club.”

Incoming Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be keen to have Mount as part of his set-up when he takes over.

Should Mount join United, SunSport revealed it could trigger a transfer merry-go-round including Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Rice.

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