Manchester United have agreed to sign England midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea on a five-year agreement worth £55 million plus £5 million in add-ons.
Mount, 24, will be Erik ten Hag’s first signing of the summer as he attempts to bolster his squad following United’s qualification for the Champions League next season.
Chelsea spent £600 million last season and needed to sell by June 30th to alleviate Financial Fair Play issues.
Mount joined Chelsea at the age of six.
Chelsea reportedly desired not to lose Mount but were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract before his contract expired next year.
Mount, who has scored 33 goals in 195 games for Chelsea since making his professional debut in 2019, was injured at the end of the domestic season, and the Blues finished 12th, their lowest finish in more than 25 years.
United finished third in the Premier League last season, and while Ten Hag is expected to prioritize a new striker this summer, Mount’s ability to operate in advanced areas is thought to have made him an appealing alternative for the club.
Mount won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021, starting in the team’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final.
With the Blues, he also won the Fifa Club World Cup and the Uefa Super Cup.
He has 36 England caps, scoring five goals, and was named to Gareth Southgate’s side for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.