BREAKING NEWS: Mason Mount arrives for his Man United medical at their training ground with his entourage to seal a £60m move from Chelsea – and could make debut against Leeds in Oslo next week
Mason Mount and his entourage have arrived at Manchester United after a £60million fee was agreed with Chelsea.
The England midfielder appeared at United’s Carrington training facility with the Red Devils at last set to secure the Chelsea star’s services.
Erik ten Hag’s side were rebuffed several times in their approach for Mount this summer, but at last had a fee agreed at the fifth time of asking.
The player and a few members of his entourage were spotted arriving at the facility in a Mercedes early on Monday morning, entering through the back gate.
With an initial £55m figure, followed by £5m in add-ons, at last agreed between the rivals after weeks of negotiations and rejected advances, the player is due at United for a medical ahead of finalising terms on a move.
A Mercedes van was spotted entering Carrington with Mason Mount on board on Monday
Mount is set to undergo a medical ahead of finalising his move to Man United from Chelsea
Erik ten Hag’s side had numerous bids turned down before at last having a figure agreed
The 24-year-old is believed to be set to put pen to paper over terms at Old Trafford, signing a five-contract worth £250,000-a-week with the option of another year.
And he appears set to arrive at the perfect time for Ten Hag and Co, who are due to begin their pre-season training in earnest with a friendly against rivals Leeds next week.
As such, Mount could make his debut for his new club, although he will be some way from the theatre of dreams, with the game in fact taking place in Oslo, Norway.
The English star arrives at Unite don the back of a trying 2022-23 season with Chelsea, in which he struggled for both form and fitness.
He made just 35 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, scoring three times and providing six assists as Chelsea fell short of expectations.
In total he missed 13 games of the campaign as he struggled to overcome a pelvic issue that ruled him out of the end of the season under Frank Lampard.
But despite his underwhelming displays last term, United were keen to land their target, and he looks set to replace Christian Eriksen in the side with his ability to play through the middle or even out wide.
Mount will also bring energy and a deadly right foot from dead ball situations as Ten Hag’s side look to improve on their third-place finish in the Premier League last season.
The English midfielder spent his entire career at Chelsea, only spending two seasons on loan
the 24-year-old could replace Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen in the starting line-up
The player spent his entire career on the books at Chelsea, spending time away on loan to Derby in 2018-19 and Vitesse Arnheim in 2017-18, and won the Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup with the Blues.
Mount will become the latest in a string of big name stars to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, once his move is finalised.
Mateo Kovacic has joined Manchester City for £25m, while N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly have all made the switch to the Saudi Pro League, joining Al-Ittihad, Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal respectively.
Kai Havertz has also departed, signing for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal for £65m, as the clear out in west London continues apace as Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of the club.