It has been a turbulent season for Chelsea and most of their players. Nothing worked out their way and there is a good chance that the players involved in the team will part ways with the club at the end of this season, which could involve some of the bigger names. They also have some big names like Romelu Lukaku on loan, who isn’t keen on returning to the club.
However, the big news coming from London is that Manchester United have emerged as the favourites to sign Mason Mount, after it’s been revealed that the Chelsea midfielder prefers a move to Old Trafford if he leaves in the summer. For a long period of time, he was heavily linked with the Liverpool move but with the monetary issues firmly in place for the Reds, it seems like Mount is open to moving to Manchester United. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.
According to The Athletic, Mount is leaning towards Manchester United, with talks between the two clubs expected in the near future. Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayern Munich, who are all keen on bringing in the 24-year-old, have also been notified of Mount’s preference.
Mount’s contract at Chelsea is due to expire in 2024, but having rejected multiple new deals at Stamford Bridge, the hierarchy are looking to offload him this summer to bring in some much-needed funds. The main problem that will arise as this saga goes by, is the price that they want to settle with, may not be what teams are willing to pay.
Interim Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said Mount would sign a new contract at Chelsea “in an ideal world”, while incoming head coach Mauricio Pochettino also reportedly wants to keep the England international as part of his squad for next season. As it stands, Chelsea will be looking for something around 80 million pounds for Mount.
“I think my opinion’s pretty clear,,” Lampard said. “I don’t need to spell it out what I think of Mason as a player. There’s no doubt Mason is a top-class player through what he brings to the team in and out of possession.
“We could have done with him in the games we’ve played already this season. But the bigger picture is something that’s going to become clearer in the next weeks and months, and that will be the club and Mason together having conversations.”
However, the club had signed Raheem Sterling from Manchester City for under 50 million pounds, who also had one year left with City. There is a suggestion that Manchester United, or any other prospective buyer, will be keen on pricing the player around the same mark as Chelsea paid for Sterling, around 50-55 million pounds as Mount is still 24. Follow Nextbet Sports to get the latest updates from the world of sports.