Mason Mount has arrived at Manchester United’s training complex to undergo his medical to finalise a £60 million transfer from Chelsea.
After having three bids rejected, Man United‘s attempts to sign the 24-year-old were successful with a fourth offer of £55 million plus £5 million in add-ons, which was agreed last week during talks in the United States between the clubs, according to reports.
Mount has already agreed personal terms over an initial five-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, that will see him earn at least £250,000-a-week. Taking bonuses into account, Mount could earn up to £300-000-a-week at Old Trafford.
The Chelsea academy graduate was unable to agree an extension in west London and the decision was made to cash-in on the England international this summer, reducing any fears of losing the midfielder for free next summer.
Plans were put in place for Mount to finalise his move to the north west once he had concluded his holidays and he was due to undergo a medical on Monday (July 3).
He has now been spotted by Manchester Evening News arriving at United’s Carrington training complex to undergo his medical and put pen to paper on a long-term contract to sign for Erik ten Hag’s side.
The £5 million in add-ons that United have agreed to pay is ‘strongly dependent on winning trophies’, with United insisting they ‘would be happy to eventually pay £60 million, given it would mean Mount will have contributed to success at Old Trafford’.
Mount will leave Chelsea after 18 years at the club. He made 195 first-team appearances, scoring 33 goals and registering 37 assists, as well as winning the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup during his time with the senior side.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino was keen to work with Mount but returns to pre-season this week without him as he prepares for the 2023/24 campaign.
With Mount’s imminent departure, Chelsea are set to take their total transfer revenue to in excess of £200 million once his exit is confirmed.