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Fabrizio Romano reveals Manchester United have spoken to Mason Mount 'in recent days' over transfer

Fabrizio Romano reveals Manchester United have spoken to Mason Mount 'in recent days' over transfer

United have spoken to Mount.

Manchester United have held further talks with Mason Mount as his move from Chelsea edges closer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Earlier this month, The Telegraph revealed that Mount had agreed personal terms over a move to Old Trafford, with his Chelsea contract having just a year left to run.

A departure from Stamford Bridge for the England international now looks likely this summer, but one sticking point is the transfer fee.

United are said to be willing to pay £55 million to sign Mount, given the length of time left on his contract. Various sources, however, claim that Chelsea are demanding £70 million to £80 million in order to sell the midfielder.

With a fee yet to be agreed, therefore, Erik ten Hag's side cannot proceed with a deal for one of their key summer targets.

However, Romano claims that United have personally contacted Mount's camp with a clear message that appears to raise the chances of a transfer happening.

Romano gives Mount, Man Utd update

Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Romano claims that United have made their intentions clear over the next steps in the Mount deal.

He explained: "I can tell you that in the last two or three days, in the contacts that Manchester United had with the player's side, they confirmed their intentions to go for Mason. They are not changing their minds.

"They are confirming that they want him. They have a contract proposal ready, they know that Mason is prepared to say yes. They sent a positive message to Mason Mount, saying it's time to wait now.

"The negotiation between Manchester United and Chelsea is not easy. Chelsea want around €80 million for Mason Mount, not less than this. We know that United are not prepared to pay that money for a boy that is out of contract next summer.

"There is this kind of strategy game. But Man United have been very clear with the player telling him that he can wait because United will work on that deal in the next weeks."

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Topics: Manchester United, Fabrizio Romano, Premier League, Mason Mount, Chelsea, Transfers, Erik Ten Hag