Manchester United make improved bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount

Man United makes new offer for Mason Mount

Manchester United make improved bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount

Stephen Oladehinde 14:38 - 21.06.2023

Chelsea has received a new improved offer from Manchester United worth up to £50 million for midfielder Mason Mount.

Mount's contract at Chelsea expires in a year, although negotiations to extend it have not yet resulted in a successful resolution.

Mount, a graduate of the Chelsea youth and has since played 195 club games and scored 33 goals since making his first-team debut in 2017.

The England international wants to leave Chelsea this summer and Man United are currently looking for the right price for the midfielder.

They have made a new improved offer to Chelsea for the midfielder as they await a response from the Blues.

Mason Mount, Chelsea's midfielder
Mason Mount, Chelsea's midfielder

Man United new offer for Mount

According to David Ornstein on Twitter, Manchester United have made a new bid consisting of a £45m initial fee plus £5m in add-ons after the first offer was rejected by Chelsea.

Chelsea, meanwhile, is asking for a payment of £60 million plus £5 million in add-ons, but an agreement is still pending.

In June, The Athletic reported that Chelsea had turned down a £40 million deal from the Old Trafford club because they place a far greater value on the player and thought the approach was ridiculous.

The Red Devils have now upped their previous bid with an extra £10 million which is better than their previous offer.

Mount’s career

Before becoming a constant first-team player during Lampard's first stint at Chelsea, Mason Mount spent two seasons on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County between 2017 and 2019.

Under Frank Lampard, he won Chelsea’s Player of the Season and has since then been a mainstay in the team.

Also, he has played 36 times for his nation and was a member of Gareth Southgate's teams at the 2020 Euro and the 2022 World Cup.

Last season, Mount struggled to hit his best due to injury and could not perform and help his team secure European football.

Towards the end of the 2022–23 campaign, Mount battled a pelvic ailment and could not finish the season with the Blues.