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‘Deal done’, as Man Utd thrash out perfect compromise with Chelsea to secure Mason Mount transfer

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount with Man Utd badge

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount along with the Man Utd badge

Man Utd have met Chelsea in the middle and struck an agreement to sign Mason Mount, with the transfer fee and structure of the deal all revealed.

The Red Devils earmarked Mason Mount, 24, as the perfect candidate to add a new dimension to their midfield this summer.

Mount is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in 12 months’ time and per the Times, the Blues decided to cash in prior to Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment.

Liverpool showed interest, though opted against acting. As such, the path cleared for Man Utd who saw three bids all knocked back by Chelsea.

Their third effort totalled £55m and comprised £50m plus £5m in add-ons. Chelsea counteroffered to the tune of £65m (£58m plus £7m in add-ons).

The Times claimed United considered walking away, though the Red Devils remained steadfast and per both Fabrizio Romano and David Ornstein, have seen their fourth bid accepted.

United and Chelsea have met in the middle, with a £60m transfer fee (£55m plus £5m in add-ons) agreed between the clubs.

That is £5m more than United wanted to pay, but is also £5m less than Chelsea hoped to receive.

As such, the deal is a perfect and even compromise for both clubs and Romano declared it’s “deal done” on Mount to Man Utd.

Mount has now been granted permission to undergo a medical with United that is scheduled to take place “after the weekend.

As such, the move won’t be officially confirmed by the two clubs for at least four more days, though barring any late hiccups, the deal will go through.

Ornstein claimed personal terms will now be finalised, while Romano stressed they’ve been agreed for over a fortnight. Mount will reportedly pen a five-year deal running until 2028.

To remove any doubt, Romano delivered his signature “here we go” confirmation on the blockbuster move.

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