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Revealed: What’s left for Man Utd to do to sign Mason Mount as personal terms over Chelsea exit agreed



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Mason Mount is closing in on a move to Manchester United this summer after agreeing personal terms with the Old Trafford club.

The 24-year-old is now expected to make the switch to Manchester to join Erik ten Hag’s side, with the Chelsea midfielder heading into the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been unable to agree an extension with Mount and talks are yet to resume since February to try to convince the England international, who is wanted by newly-appointed head coach Mauricio Pochettino, to stay in the capital.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all shown interest as they queued up ready to pounce on Mount should he become available, but it’s United who look set to win the race.

As reported by the Daily Telegraph, Mount has agreed personal terms and all that is left to do is to agree a fee with Chelsea.

Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail adds Man United will ‘accelerate’ their pursuit of Mount after Saturday’s FA Cup final against city rivals Manchester City at Wembley.

The final stumbling block of the deal will be the transfer fee. Manchester United value him at £55 million, while Chelsea price Mount at around £85 million.

But it’s claimed that despite the disparity in valuations, both sides have shown a ‘willingness from both parties to negotiate’.

Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian also reveals that the United squad now expect Mount to make the switch to Old Trafford.

No deal is complete yet but it’s edging ever closer for Erik ten Hag to acquire Mount, a deal the Dutchman has been confident on striking in recent weeks as uncertainty grew over his Blues future.

The ball is now in Chelsea’s court to resume talks quickly and make one final offer should they wish to do so. Pochettino is keen on Mount being part of his plans next season in west London, but the likelihood of that decreases by the day.

Should Mount depart, he will be one of many exits this summer as part of a squad overhaul. Fellow midfielder Mateo Kovacic has been given permission to speak to Man City, while N’Golo Kante is out of contract next month.

Several big decisions have already been taken this week by Chelsea and Pochettino. Joao Felix and Denis Zakaria won’t return following their loan spells. Mount’s future is the next in line.