Man U “will be back” with new Mount bid – but they also know their maximum bid

Earlier today we heard from various sources that Manchester United had finally submitted their first bid for Mason Mount. It was a palty £40m offer and was rejected immediately.

But predictably, that’s not the end of the story. Reliable Chelsea insider Ben Jacobs reported today that the bid had indeed been shot down immediately – but added that Man U “will be back for a second bid.”

That’s also no surprise – they surely knew that £40m was never going to work, they’re just starting off the process which will eventually likely lead to both sides agreeing a price somewhere higher than that.

Quite where that ends up isn’t clear yet. Jacobs insists that Man U “won’t go above £60m.”

That should be enough. Chelsea may want £70m, and they will try to hold out for that, but if we get to mid July and United are stuck stubbornly at £60m, we think it’s very unlikely Chelsea end up saying no.

Until then it will just be a typical tense back and forth between both parties. Once an agreement between the clubs gets closer Mount will finalise his personal terms, and after that point it’s just a question of haggling over bonuses and so forth with United.

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