After Chelsea turned down a third offer of £55 million for Mason Mount following the rejection of the first two offers, Manchester United are prepared to move on to other targets. Midfielder Moises Caicedo of Brighton is still a target for Manchester United.
Because of an “impasse” in their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, Manchester United is reportedly shifting their attention to other prospects.
Moises Caicedo, a midfielder for Brighton, is one player in which United is still interested.
In an effort to reach an amicable agreement, Chelsea has counter-offered United with a price of £58 million plus £7 million in add-ons in return for Mount and offered to meet with United in person.
The Stamford Bridge contract of England international Mount, who has one year left on it, is said to be interested in joining Erik ten Hag’s team.
Sky Sports News has learned that United are actively looking at alternative targets, and it was speculated that once their third bid was submitted, they would not raise their £55 million offer.
It was also known that United would be willing to negotiate with Chelsea if they got a favourable reaction.
United must now choose if that answer was sufficient to convince them to return to the negotiation table or to leave and seek other objectives.
Financial Fair Play regulations prevent United from spending a significant amount of their resources on a single player, especially because they have other areas they wish to improve.
They are considering a variety of alternative midfield possibilities as a result. However, the possibility of player sales would boost their purchasing power.