After failing to reach an agreement on a new deal, the England international appears to be on his way out in the summer.
Mount’s current contract expires in 12 months, and negotiations for a new Chelsea contract have stalled.
Arsenal and Liverpool have also been connected with Mount, but Manchester United appear to be the frontrunners in the race to sign him.
Erik ten Hag is looking to bolster his midfield options as the futures of Fred, Scott McTominay, and Donny van de Beek remain unknown.
On Wednesday, the Red Devils stepped up their pursuit, proposing a £40 million approach that was quickly rejected by the West London club.
Man United to upgrade their bid for Mason Mount
According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Manchester United is preparing a second offer for the Chelsea academy product.
The Blues are believed to be demanding a sum of around £70 million, while the Red Devils are unwilling to pay more than £60 million.
Man United are unwilling to spend the majority of their resources on a single player, despite the fact that Ten Hag’s desire to recruit a centre striker this summer.
Despite the fact that the two clubs’ values are far off, Mount is still anxious to join the Red Devils, and he is certain to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea may be obliged to lower their asking price rather than letting Mount walk away for free in 2024.
The 24-year-old scored three goals and had six assists in 35 competitive appearances despite missing the final seven games of the season due to a pelvic ailment.
Since making his Chelsea debut in August 2019, the England midfielder has made 195 appearances, scoring 33 goals and assisting 37 times.
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