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Mason Mount makes Chelsea decision after another Man Utd bid is rejected

Mason Mount is ready to report for Chelsea training and make himself available for the pre-season tour to America despite the possibility he could move to Manchester United.

United have had three unsuccessful offers for Mount but the final offer – worth £55m – remains on the table.

Chelsea are holding out for £65m but there is a sense United have already made their best offer and will soon move on to alternative targets unless the west London side budge.

Mount has been unwilling to sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge, leaving the Blues with a dilemma as he could leave for free next summer.

It has been reported that Mount has agreed personal terms with United and is keen to secure a move to Old Trafford as he feels it is time for a change.

But despite this, Mount is set to tell Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino that he will continue to give everything for the club while he is still contracted and is willing to go on the tour of the US ahead of the new campaign.

Pochettino officially takes over next week, having agreed a deal to become Chelsea’s sixth permanent head coach in five years at the end of last season.

Some Chelsea stars have either left or are closing in on summer moves ahead of Pochettino’s arrival but the Daily Telegraph claim Mount has not asked to leave despite not extending his contract.

Pochettino is believed to admire Mount as a player and could attempt to convince him to stay once he arrives in west London.

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