According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Manchester United are not willing to pay more than £60million for Chelsea star Mason Mount despite the player attracting interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.
The 24-year-old has been identified as a leading target for the Red Devils during this summer’s transfer window, with head coach Erik ten Hag said to be a huge admirer of the Englishman.
Chelsea reportedly want £80million for Mount despite his contract expiring next year but Manchester United are not willing to go above £60million for the England international.
“This is a high priority for Erik ten Hag, but Manchester United are adamant that they need to be disciplined with Mount, they need to try and get him for under £60m and that, as I’ve said before, is because Manchester United’s transfer policy is restricted,” Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT.
“And if they are to bring in a couple of early players, then they’re going to have to try and distribute their budget to allow that to happen rather than using it all up on one player. And this is the frustration of Manchester United’s early part of the summer.
“Even with Champions League football, which will increase the budget, the financial fair play cycle that they are in and the ownership uncertainty are still going to make it relatively difficult for Manchester United to move comparative to some of their rivals.”