Chelsea have now rejected Manchester United’s third and latest offer of £55m for Mason Mount, MySportDab reports.
The Stamford Bridge have demanded £65m from United and offered to hold face-to-face talks that will suit all parties.
United’s new offer of £50m upfront plus £5m in add-ons got to Chelsea on Friday afternoon.
However, Chelsea rejected it and sent a new proposal they can accept of £58million plus £7million deal.
Manchester United are not interested in paying more than the previous bids for Mount, with several signs that this would be their final bid.
United believe their new offer is reasonable enough for a player in the final year of his contract and they could still meet Chelsea officials in person to find a resolution.
Also, there is no plan to pay any more for Mount, United maybe willing to negotiate on the structure of the deal.
Mount is one of Coach Erik ten Hag’s priority targets for this summer.
Several European clubs are monitoring Mount’s situation closely this summer and are ready to try again in January if he failed to leave Chelsea.
Mount is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club from January 2024, and Chelsea don’t want this to happen.
Bayern Munich’s interest is based on their former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who is a big fan of Mount.
As it stands, Mount is very unlikely to sign a new contract at Chelsea, despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino wants Mount to stay next season.
But with Chelsea’s main goal to sell players following last season’s £600m spending spree, Blues officials are coming round to the idea that a deal with United this summer is the best solution for all parties.
More to follow….