Manchester United and Chelsea have agreed terms for the transfer of midfielder Mason Mount.
Following renewed discussions earlier this week – after an initial withdrawal due to Chelsea’s hefty asking price – United and Chelsea have finally struck a deal, as reported by David Ornstein.
Sky Sports had previously reported that United’s third offer of £55 million was rejected, though Chelsea were left to reconsider the proposal at a later time.
Ornstein has now announced that the two football giants have settled on a £60 million fee for the 24-year-old, whose contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire next summer.
The agreement consists of an upfront payment of £55 million, with an additional £5 million in add-ons, labelled as ‘difficult’, although the specific conditions required to unlock these add-ons remain unknown. United have given Mount the green light to undergo a medical examination and finalise personal details.
The completion of the move would end Mount’s nearly two-decade-long relationship with Chelsea, which began when he joined their academy at the tender age of four.
Manchester Evening News reports that Erik ten Hag envisages a role for Mount at Old Trafford akin to that of Christian Eriksen.
Mount, an England international, has consistently delivered more than ten goal contributions in each Premier League season since his Chelsea debut in 2019.
His arrival at United will undoubtedly add a new layer of complexity to their midfield, as Ten Hag’s squad strive to edge closer to Premier League and Champions League title contention in the upcoming season.