Manchester United targeting Chelsea’s Mason Mount

Manchester United could make a surprise move for Chelsea and England star Mason Mount, according to reports.

The Sun report that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is watching Mason Mount's contract situation at Chelsea after the midfielder has seen contract talks at Stamford Bridge stall following the protracted takeover of the club by Todd Boehly.

It is added that Mount’s long-term future in west London is no longer secure and that Ten Hag is well aware of the 23-year-old's predicament, with United's interest already registered with the player's camp.

There is no potential fee mentioned in the report from the Sun, nor is there anything about if Mount would actually want to sign for the Red Devils. However, they do claim that the Englishman is one of the lowest-paid senior players at Chelsea currently, on just £88,000-a-week.

As a result, a big boost to his wages could be enough to see Mount swap Stamford Bridge for another side.

Mason Mount’s Chelsea stint

Should Mount indeed leave Chelsea in the next year or so, it would be a huge blow for them.

The midfielder has been on Chelsea’s books since a youth and, after being handed his start under Frank Lampard, has gone on to greatly impress for the Blues.

Mount assisted Kai Havertz for the winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final.

He is also consistently one of the club’s top scorers, netting 13 and assisting 16 in all competitions during 2021/22. The only people to score more than Mount last term were Romelu Lukaku (15) and Havertz (14), but neither of those players came anywhere close to matching Mount’s assist tally of 16.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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