Manchester United are considering a surprise move for Chelsea star Mason Mount.
The Lowdown: Mount’s contract talks
Mount, who was heavily praised by Lionel Messi last year, is entering the final two years of his Stamford Bridge contract. The 23-year-old has seen talks over a new deal stall, with his future at the club no longer secure.
Ten Hag appears to be on the hunt for midfield additions, especially with Paul Pogba out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the month, and it seems as if Mount is on the Dutchman’s radar.
The Latest: United links
The Sun shared a story regarding United and Mount on Tuesday afternoon. They claimed that the Red Devils have already registered their interest with Mount’s camp. It is believed Ten Hag would jump at the chance to sign the 23-year-old after first becoming aware of Mount’s quality during his time on loan in the Netherlands.
Sky Sports even relayed the news regarding Mount and Manchester United to their 8.4m followers, describing it as a ‘shock move’.
The Verdict: Interesting…
It certainly would be a huge shock if Mount made the move to Old Trafford, however, with contract talks seemingly stalling in London, a move could well be a possibility.
You’d expect that United would have to write a big cheque to sign the £67.5m-rated Englishman, even though he will be entering the final two years of his deal.
An attacking midfielder appears needed in Manchester as Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are out of contract over the coming weeks, leaving Bruno Fernandes as the only senior choice available to Ten Hag.
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