Man United chiefs make big-money transfer offer to sign mad £80,000-a-week player

Man United chiefs make big-money transfer offer to sign mad £80,000-a-week player

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United’s offer of £40 million for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has been rejected.

Mount, whose contract at Stamford Bridge has entered its final year, has recently been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils. Reports suggest that personal terms had already been agreed upon between United and the player before he made the switch to Old Trafford. United then made their bid a few days later.

Despite United’s Premier League rivals valuing Mount at an impressive £70 million, the Red Devils’ offer fell below that asking price.

Sky Sports reports that Manchester United’s £40 million bid for Mount was “immediately rejected.” There is a perception that Mount desires to join Erik ten Hag’s team, but the disparity in valuation could lead United to withdraw from the deal if a suitable fee cannot be negotiated.

Mount’s market value varies across different sources. Chelsea has placed a £70 million price tag on him, while Transfermarkt values him at €65 million (£55 million). As of now, Football Transfers estimates his value at €68.9 million (£58.9 million). Considering his contract situation, a £70 million asking price seems excessive.

However, if United and Chelsea can reach an agreement, signing Mount for his current weekly wage of £80,000 could prove to be a wise move. Mount, who has received high praise from former United player Rio Ferdinand, primarily operates as an attacking midfielder but is versatile enough to play in deeper positions, providing competition for Bruno Fernandes.

Paul Merson of Sky Sports believes it is unlikely that Mount will leave Chelsea, suggesting that United may eventually benefit from missing out on the player.

While a transfer remains a possibility, the difficulty in reaching a fee agreement may prompt United to postpone any further pursuit of Mount for the time being.

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