Chelsea set deadline for Mason Mount to join Manchester United

Chelsea set deadline for Mason Mount to join Manchester United

Chelsea transfer news: Mason Mount is getting closer to signing for Manchester United and the Blues have provided a clear timeline for his exit

Chelsea have given Manchester United a clear deadline to complete a Mason Mount transfer this summer. Several Premier League clubs showed an interest in Mount throughout 2023 as his troubling contract situation continued but with the summer window now open, only Man United are pushing hard for his signature.

According to a report from the Mirror, a transfer being agreed is close with a deal in the region of £60million, including add-ons, the expected cost now Chelsea have lowered their asking price.

Personal terms have already been finalised which just means an official offer is needed before the final fee and structure of the deal is decided.

Final negotiations for Mount will also take place simultaneously, but a tight deadline has been set by Chelsea. According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, via YouTube, timing will be crucial, but sources have said the transfer of Mount to Man United has to be completed by the end of next week.

However, the deal could be wrapped up as quickly as this weekend, with Man United preparing to send a formal offer in excess of £55million, according to a new report from The Times.

The deadline is likely due to Chelsea's FFP concerns as they must balance their books before June 30. Selling Mount would also count as pure profit considering he came through the Cobham academy which could prove to be very valuable in meeting the deadline demands.

With full knowledge of that fact, that may have been one of the reason why Chelsea shifted from their £70million price tag stance. The funds set to be generated from five other marquee sales could have also played a part, while Mount's continued stance on not signing a new contract, which was again reiterated to Chelsea on Thursday, may have also had a role.

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