According to reports, Manchester United is gearing up to make a bid of £50 million for Chelsea’s Mason Mount, which is expected to be their final offer for the player.
With Mount’s contract set to expire soon, Chelsea is faced with a dilemma, as they risk losing the English international for free next summer.
United may hope that their bid will convince Chelsea to do business, given the financial pressure the club is under to balance the books after their recent spending following Todd Boehly’s takeover.
Erik ten Hag has identified Mount as a key target, making it likely that he will be one of the players to leave the club this summer.
As the report suggests, Chelsea will have to make a decision regarding Mount’s future, and weigh the risks of losing him for no fee against the potential benefit of selling him now.