Manchester United now believe they have a great chance of signing Mason Mount from Chelsea, according to reports.
The story around Mason Mount’s future is beginning to ramp up this week.
We heard from the Daily Mail yesterday that Man United were lining up a move this summer to bring Mount to Old Trafford.
Now, The Guardian claims that United feel there is a “strong chance” they can sign the 24-year-old from Chelsea.
It is explained that United boss Erik Ten Hag, who’s a big admirer of the Blues attacking midfielder, is preparing to step up interest in this upcoming transfer window.
The report adds that Chelsea are going to want at least £60million if they sell Mount, who is prepared to exit Stamford Bridge with just a year remaining on his current contract.
It’s widely claimed that the Blues ownership don’t want to allow players to enter the final years of their deal, so it could be curtains for Mount’s time in West London if an agreement can’t be found over a new contract.
United host Chelsea tonight in the Premier League, needing just a point to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football for next season. We know there won’t be any European football at the Bridge next year, though.
Mount’s a Champions League winner and has proven he can perform at the highest stage, so it’s no surprise he’s linked with the likes of United, Arsenal and Liverpool in the media.
In our view, Mount would be a massive asset to a club like Man United.
He will be as frustrated as anyone that his levels have dipped at Chelsea this season, scoring just three goals and making six assists in 35 games across all competitions.
However, we’re confident the English playmaker will soon be back to his best. Our hope is it’s in a blue shirt!