Transfer Cost Is The Last Obstacle in The Deal of The MU With Mason Mount


The Independent leads a group of British media claiming that Manchester United are nearing Mason Mount’s move from Chelsea, but now they are reporting that the deal has reached an impasse.

Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that contract negotiations with Mount have reached an impasse and, given the rules of financial fair play, the Blues are said to be willing to sell him this summer.

According to reports, a number of clubs have shown interest in him, among which Liverpool, Arsenal and United are leading. However, recent statements are that the Englishman would prefer to move to Old Trafford, especially since now it means football in the Champions League.

But it’s not that simple when it comes to United transfers, and The Independent now claims that Chelsea’s valuation is much higher than United’s.

“Chelsea insists on getting at least 55 million pounds for Mason Mount this summer,” writes reporter Miguel Delaney.

United do not want to go above 55 million pounds because their own summer budget may change after the takeover, but it feels like a deal will eventually be concluded, despite the fact that the clubs are currently some distance from the agreement.”

As Delaney suggests, United’s budget is shrouded in uncertainty, while the sale of the club hangs in the balance.

If the Glazers decide to sell in the near future, as expected, the transfer budget will presumably depend on the new owner.

Not knowing who it will be, manager Erik ten Hag admitted that there is no clarity regarding transfer financing.

A recent El Pais report claims that the Glazers promised 500 million pounds for transfers this summer, and that Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani, one of the main contenders to manage the club, agreed to pay this amount.

It is said that the money came from a new loan received from the outgoing tycoons.

However, other reports claim that the budget is 100-150 million pounds, and it is expected that most of this amount will go to a new striker, be it Harry Kane, Viktor Osimhen, Dusan Vlahovic or Gonzalo Ramos.

In any case, £55 million does not seem like an unreasonable price for a proven international star, but it is clear that the 24-year-old will probably have to wait a few weeks before there is enough clarity to complete the deal.


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