Report: £85m star is now really tempted to join Manchester United despite Liverpool talks

Mason Mount is now leaning towards joining Manchester United despite interest from both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Chelsea could lose Mason Mount to Manchester United with the playmaker tempted by a move to Old Trafford.

That is according to a report from The Athletic, who claim that Mount now favours a move to Manchester United.

Mount is out of contract in 2024 and there has been no progress on a new deal to stay at Stamford Bridge.

It's now suggested that Mount wants to join United if he is to leave and other clubs in the race are now aware of his stance.

This comes after the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that Manchester United will offer PS55million for Mount this summer.

That is thought to be PS30million short of the PS85million price Chelsea have placed on Mount's head.

It's hard to see them receiving that kind of fee though given that Mount will be able to leave for free in a year.

Goal reported in April that Arsenal had held talks over a move to bring Mount to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

A move to trade Chelsea for Arsenal always seemed a little unlikely despite recent deals between the two clubs.

There is a big difference between selling Jorginho to letting Mount join Arsenal.

As much as Mount's creativity and energy would have been welcomed at Arsenal, this move just never looked like a huge possibility.

Liverpool is a different story.

The Reds appeared to be the frontrunners for Mount and rumours suggested that a deal seemed possible.

The London Evening Standard reported in April that Liverpool were making 'increasingly aggressive advances' to try and sign Mount.

Goal also suggested in the same month that Liverpool had held positive talks over a deal to sign Mount.

Yet the rumour seems to have gone quiet in recent weeks with Liverpool seemingly focusing on Brighton and Hove Albion star Alexis Mac Allister instead.

That may have left the door open for Manchester United to push to the front of the queue.

Mount looked destined to be wearing a Liverpool shirt next season, but he could now head to Anfield with their bitter rivals instead.