Manchester United are understood to be refocusing on other targets as there is an “impasse” in their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.
Sky Sports It is said their latest offer worth £55m for Mount remains on the table, which was rejected by Chelsea on Friday night.
United remain interested in Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo – among other players.
Chelsea have made a counter-proposal of £58m plus £7m in add-ons in exchange for Mount, and have offered to meet United in person to try and reach a positive resolution.
England international Mount has one year left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge and is understood to be keen on a move to Erik ten Hag’s side.
Sky Sports News understood United were actively looking at alternative targets and suggested they would not increase their £55m offer after their third bid.
United are also understood to be open to negotiations if they receive a positive response from Chelsea.
United must now decide whether that response is positive enough to bring them back to the table or walk away and pursue alternative targets.
Due to Financial Fair Play rules, it is unlikely that United will spend a large part of their budget on one player – especially as they have other areas they want to strengthen.
For that reason, they are looking at several other midfield options. The potential sale of players, however, will increase their spending power.
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