Manchester United have had their first offer for Chelsea and England attacking midfielder Mason Mount turned down.
The 24-year-old has been of much interest this summer and it was confirmed yesterday that Liverpool had ended their pursuit of the Chelsea star, who has been at the club since the age of six.
Premier League giants still miles apart in Mount’s valuation
As first reported by Daily Telegraph correspondent Matt Law, the Red Devils had a first bid worth $50m rejected yesterday by the Blues but remain confident Mount won’t sign a new deal at Chelsea.
Exclusive update to earlier Mason Mount story – Manchester United today had a first bid of £40m rejected by Chelsea but remain confident he won't sign a new contract. Plus Arsenal-Havertz news and #cfc transfer round-up #mufc #cfc #AFC https://t.co/nJ83gg6pi7
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) June 14, 2023
It is believed that this first bid from United was just submitted to test the water and Erik Ten Hag’s men will be back soon with a second bid, but according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, the club are not expected to surpass the $75m mark, with Chelsea reportedly holding out for $87m at the moment.