Transfer Talk: United boss Ten Hag to Mount a shock swoop for Mason
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is considering an audacious move for Chelsea ace Mason Mount.
The England midfielder, 23, is a key player for the Blues but has seen contract talks stall during Todd Boehly’s takeover of the club.
And despite that purchase now being completed, the Sun claim the Cobham academy graduate’s future in West London is no longer secure.
The report says Ten Hag is keenly watching on and United’s interest has already been registered with the player’s camp.
Mount first caught the Dutch boss' eye during a successful loan spell at Vitesse in the 2017-18 season.
He has been keen to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge with his current deal expiring in the summer of 2024.
But rebuilding the Blues' defence is set to be Thomas Tuchel’s priority during the summer transfer window, meaning negotiations may be placed on the back-burner.
It is said that both Liverpool and Manchester City are also aware of Mount’s situation and have made discreet inquiries.
The Red Devils are set for a busy off-season as they plot a squad rebuild and it is reported that Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is being targeted.
TalkSport say United are pursuing a deal for the 22-year-old Uruguayan, who is rated at £68million after a 34-goal season for the Eagles in 2021-22.
In other news
Liverpool are eyeing up Rennes forward Martin Terrier as a replacement for Sadio Mane should the Senegalese international depart this summer, according to the Mirror.
The Mirror also claim Newcastle are set to make a bid for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with United and Arsenal potentially launching rival offers.
Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko is attracting interest from both Everton and Newcastle, say the Athletic.