Newcastle United join Manchester United in race for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount
Premier League rivals Newcastle United have joined Manchester United in the race for the signature of Chelsea star Mason Mount, according to the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old’s current contract with the Blues expires in the summer of 2024. He has rejected multiple renewal offers so far from the Stamford Bridge side up until now.
Therefore, if the West London club are unable to come to terms with the midfielder, they will opt to sell him in the upcoming transfer window in order to avoid losing the England international for free.
Apart from the Magpies and the Red Devils, other clubs in the English top flight are also interested in Mount. Liverpool are keen on acquiring his services, while Manchester City are also eyeing the midfielder. Serie A giants Juventus are also looking at him.
Eddie Howe’s team aspire to get a marquee signing through the doors. However, while they do have deep pockets after the Saudi takeover, the Tyneside outfit are limited by Financial Fair Play rules.
Newcastle are flying high at the moment. They are currently four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the league table. However, the Magpies do have two games in hand over Spurs.
The Tyneside outfit also made it to the Carabao Cup final this season. However, Man United beat the St James’ Park side 2-0 to end their six-year trophy drought.
The Red Devils bolstered their midfield ranks last summer with the addition of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen. However, the Danish national’s injury has laid bare the evident lack of quality in depth we have in the middle of the park.
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Mount was one of Chelsea’s best players prior to the current campaign. The 24-year-old has showcased his qualities at the international level as well with the Three Lions. It remains to be seen whether the Old Trafford side will be able to beat competition from the likes of Newcastle to sign him.