Mason Mount closer than ever to signing for Man Utd

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Mason Mount has undergone a physical checkup at Manchester United’s Carrington training facility, bringing him one step closer to signing for the Red Devils.

The Chelsea academy graduate, who has reached the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and did not reach an extension deal with the Blues, has entered the final year of his contract, and United have agreed to pay an initial £55m plus an additional £5m in add-ons for him.

Regarding Chelsea, Mount’s departure has sparked the start of a summer of active player selling.

Mount is likely to sign a five-year contract with an option for another year at Old Trafford, as both parties have reached a deal on their terms. Mount will be United’s first summer transfer if all goes as planned, and he may join Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes in a midfield trio.

Depending on the position Ten Hag envisions him playing for the squad, the 24-year-old may potentially offer coverage on the left side of United’s forward line. However, given his technical proficiency, he might be better suited to a more central role.

In light of ongoing contract negotiations with David de Gea, more new players are expected to be announced soon, including a new goalkeeper.

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