Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Mason Mount and are closing in on a deal for the Chelsea midfielder.
Mount is expected to leave Chelsea this summer after failing to agree terms on a new contract. The west Londoners are reluctant to run the risk of losing the midfielder on a free transfer, with Mount’s current contract set to expire in 2024.
Manchester United have emerged as front runners for the England international in recent weeks and the Guardian are reporting that the Red Devils have reached an agreement with Mount’s representatives over personal terms.
Chelsea are expected to demand a fee in excess of £60m for the 24-year-old despite his contract situation and a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have also been credited with interest in Mount, but a move to Old Trafford appears his likeliest destination.
Mauricio Pochettino had been keen to keep Mount at Chelsea, though a sale is expected as the Blues prepare for a clear out.
Chelsea require sales to meet Financial Fair Play rules after a record-breaking spend last season and Mount’s departure would count as pure profit on the club’s accounts, having progressed from their academy system.