Manchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Chelsea over the signing of midfielder Mason Mount.
The Red Devils have scouted the Englishman all summer and have finally agreed with Chelsea over the deal after their previous attempts failed.
Although United appeared to have cooled their interest at some point in their negotiation with Chelsea, given that the Stamford Bridge side were demanding £70 million for the 24-year-old, who has just one year in his contract at Stamford Bridge, they remained firm in their desire to sign Mount. Still, they made it clear they were unwilling to match their valuation.
However, according to Fabrizio Romano, both Premier League clubs have now agreed on a deal, with United expected to pay a fee of £55m plus £5m in add-ons.
Mount will undergo a medical next week before signing a five-year contract worth £250,000 a week with the option of another year.
The 24-year-old England international was one of Erik ten Hag’s main transfer targets this summer and was also considered by Liverpool. But his desire to play at Old Trafford under the Dutchman was vital in his move to United.
Mount has been at Chelsea since age six and scored 33 goals in 195 appearances, winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.