Transfer News: Man Utd close in on Mount, Mbappe due €90m bonus if he rejects Madrid again
Man Utd close in on Mount
The Athletic’s football correspondent David Ornstein reports that Manchester United are thought to be in pole position to sign Mason Mount should he leave Chelsea.
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Mbappe due €90m bonus if he rejects Madrid again
According to reports in GOAL, Paris Saint-Germain will pay Kylian Mbappe a massive bonus if he agrees to stay at the club this summer instead of joining Real Madrid. The striker reportedly has no interest in activating the option to extend his contract to 2025 but he will receive a huge payment if he agrees to stay beyond this summer.
Dortmund: No offers for Bellingham yet
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl says the Bundesliga club are still yet to receive offers from Jude Bellingham. Sky Sports revealed earlier this month that Real Madrid are in advanced talks to sign the England midfielder this summer, with the Spanish club also targeting Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies.
Kehl says Bellingham is solely focused on Saturday’s game with Mainz, live on Sky Sports at 2.30pm, where Dortmund can clinch the title if they match Bayern Munich’s result.
“Of course there are rumours but there’s nothing on the table,” Kehl said in a press conference.
“No proposals. All focus on Saturday. I’m sure Jude thinks about nothing else.”
Ten Hag: Money isn’t everything for success
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag believes Chelsea’s struggles this season are a warning sign of how difficult life can be after a takeover.
As the Glazers continue to consider a full or partial sale of United, a process which has been rumbling on since November, Chelsea will visit Old Trafford on Thursday limping to the end of a hugely disappointing first campaign since a group headed by Todd Boehly bought the club last summer.
There has been no lack of funding as the London club have spent almost £600million in the last two transfer windows, but the investment is yet to pay off with one of the Premier League’s so-called ‘Big Six’ stuck down in 12th place, a top-half finish now beyond them.
“In this moment a centralisation of good players, of the best managers, also the money is all here in the UK, that makes a great competition but also a tough and a hard competition,” he said.
“You have to do the right things, you can have money but you have to do it and spend it in a smart way and you need to have a strategy behind it, otherwise the money doesn’t work.”