Chelsea reject another offer from United for Mount

Chelsea have rejected a second bid from Manchester United for Mason Mount.

Having had an offer of around £40m turned down by the Blues, United tabled a bid worth up to £50m.

That too has promptly been rejected, but negotiations between the two two clubs are continuing.

Mount is entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and has not agreed a new deal, so looks likely to exit Chelsea this summer along with N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and a number of others.

Kante is leaving to join Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad, it has been confirmed.

The French midfielder is moving on at the end of his contract after seven years at the Bridge, during which he won the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League as well as the Fifa World Club Cup and the Uefa Super Cup.

He was a key player for the Blues and is a popular figure among fans.

However, he has been plagued by injuries in recent years and managed just six Premier League appearances last season, having been sidelined from August to April.

In a statement on the club website, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said: ‘N’Golo’s impact and influence during his time at Chelsea cannot be overstated.

“His tireless performances in midfield contributed to several trophy wins and has guaranteed him a place in the club’s history.

“We wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter in his career.’

Chelsea and Manchester City have agreed a fee for Kovacic.

The Croatia international, 29, is set to join the Premier League champions for £25m.

Meanwhile, Kai Havertz looks likely to join Arsenal and AC Milan want Ruben Loftus-Cheek.