Manchester United are preparing to make a third bid of approximately £55 million for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.
However, United will reportedly issue a warning, stating that they will walk away from negotiations if Chelsea do not accept the offer.
While Chelsea value Mount at £70 million, United deem this amount excessive due to Mount’s one-year remaining contract at Stamford Bridge.
Having already seen bids of up to £40 million and £50 million rejected by Chelsea, United manager Erik ten Hag considers Mount to be his primary summer signing as he aims to bolster the team ahead of next season, which United will be competing on four fronts, including Champions League.
Personal terms are not expected to pose a problem, and United is confident that the player desires a move to Old Trafford.
Mount missed the latter part of the domestic season due to injury, coinciding with the Blues’ 12th-place finish, their lowest in over 25 years.
The England international contributed to Chelsea’s triumph in the 2021 Champions League, starting in their 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final.
Additionally, he earned winners’ medals in the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup with the Blues. He has scored 33 goals in 195 appearances for Chelsea since his debut in 2019.