Date: 26th June 2023 at 5:30pm
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will be keen to fine tune his squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League season. 

The Dutchman enjoyed a successful first term with the Red Devils, guiding his side to a Carabao Cup triumph and the FA Cup final, as well as overseeing a third-placed finish in the Premier League table.

Ten Hag will want to add to his squad ahead of next season, though, and it now appears that United remain in the race to sign one of the Premier League’s biggest stars.

According to 90min, the Manchester outfit remain in talks over a proposed move for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, despite previously threatening to walk away if their most recent bid wasn’t accepted.

The report claims that United’s third offer for Mount, made last week and worth £55 million, was quickly rejected by the Blues who value the player at more than £60 million.

It had initially been reported that United would walk away from talks if their third offer was rejected, but the report claims that talks are ongoing.

Mount, 24, has been one of Chelsea most important players ever since making his senior debut for the club back in 2019.

Mount remains a target for Manchester United

The England international has now made 195 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 33 goals and providing 37 assists.

Last season the midfielder was hampered by injuries and therefore made only 35 appearances for Chelsea, missing a total of 14 Premier League games.

Despite his importance to his current side, Mount’s contract is set to expire next summer and he has so far refused to sign an extension, despite several rounds of negotiations.

With that in mind, Chelsea are prepared to sell the Englishman but only if their valuation is met.

The report claims that Chelsea have dropped their initial asking price of £70 million for Mount and most recently suggested an initial fee of £58 million with a further £7 million in add-ons.

Despite Chelsea dropping the price, United remain adamant that they will not overpay for a player that has just 12 months remaining on his contract.

United’s most recent offer reportedly consisted of an initial £50 million plus the remaining £5 million in add-ons.

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