Manchester United have warned Chelsea that the club will not overpay in pursuit of midfielder Mason Mount.
United are in negotiations with Chelsea over a deal to sign Mount and are expected to submit a formal offer for the 24-year-old in the coming days.
However, a gap exists between Chelsea’s valuation of the England international and the figure United are willing to pay for a player who has just a year to run on his current contract at Stamford Bridge.
Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester United ‘have a price in mind’ for Mount and will not overpay to sign the midfielder, with alternative targets under consideration if an agreement can not be reached with Chelsea.
Erik ten Hag’s side are understood to have asked Brighton to keep them informed on Moises Caicedo’s future, with Arsenal and Chelsea also interested in a deal to sign the Ecuador international after failed approaches during the January transfer window.
United are also admirers of Declan Rice, though Arsenal are leading the race to sign the West Ham captain.
West Ham chairman David Sullivan last week confirmed that Rice would be allowed to leave the London Stadium this summer and the 24-year-old could command a fee in excess of £100m.