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Manchester United ready to steal march on Liverpool and Arsenal with £55m bid for Chelsea superstar: Reports



Manchester United ready to steal march on Liverpool and Arsenal with £55m bid for Chelsea superstar: Reports

Who will sign Mason Mount this summer?

Manchester United have reportedly stepped up their interest in Chelsea star Mason Mount. The Red Devils face tough competition from Arsenal and Liverpool, but are hoping to steal the march on them by making a quick move.

As per a report in Daily Mail, Manchester United are set to launch a £55 million bid to sign Mount. Erik ten Hag is keen on working with the Chelsea star and has set sights on signing him in the summer.

The Englishman has stalled contract talks at Stamford Bridge as he is not happy with their extension offer. Some reports suggest he wants higher wages, while others claim he wants a shorter deal at the club.

Mount has previously admitted he ‘fell in love’ with Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford and has been practicing his free-kick technique since seeing him live in action as a child. He told Amazon Prime Sports:

“I’m a massive Pompey fan, so I went to the game when they played at Old Trafford and he scored that free-kick against David James. I was actually at the game, in the corner, so I saw it first-hand and I think after that I kind of fell in love with the technique and what he’d done, and him as a player.”

Arsenal and Liverpool are also battling to sign the midfielder, as they look to bolster their squad.

Chelsea urged to keep Manchester United target Mason Mount

Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Petit has urged Chelsea to do everything possible to keep Mason Mount at the club. He believes the midfielder is still developing and it would be a stupid decision to sell him.

He told BoyleSports:

“Chelsea should try their best to keep Mount. I know he’s been linked with some big clubs, but taking away this season, he has been remarkable and he’s grown up with the club. He was developing into a brilliant midfield player, with goals and assists, and I think this year has been a transition year for Chelsea – so don’t put everything in a rubbish bin. He’s one of the last English players in the dressing room, too, which is very important for the fans. Chelsea should not make a stupid decision to sell Mount, he should stay at Chelsea.”

Manchester United see Mount as the long-term replacement for Christen Eriksen, who was signed last summer.


Liverpool enquired about PSG’s Kylian Mbappé last summer

Liverpool enquired about Kylian Mbappé (24) last summer, according to a report from L’Équipe. The outlet broke the news overnight that the PSG free-scoring forward now had no intention to trigger the one-year extension clause in his bumper contract he signed with Les Parisiens one year ago. The Paris-born player has until the end of July to trigger this clause. Effectively and as of now, the France skipper will be a free agent in 2024.

Mbappé is said to have grown frustrated with PSG’s transfer dealings last summer. Liverpool had reportedly tried to take advantage of tensions between Mbappé and Les Parisiens to lure him away at the end of the window. However, the outlet reports that the Reds would have fought a losing battle considering the Frenchman’s monthly €6m wages, which is five times what Mohamed Salah (30) earns after signing a new contract of his own last summer.

L’Équipe mentions that Liverpool are long-time admirers of Mbappé, although the outlet adds that the departure of several club executives might have changed the situation. Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United have also enquired about Mbappé in the past. It remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will make Mbappé their marquee signing should the Qatari-led consortium to acquire the club succeed.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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