Arsenal in talks with Mason Mount over large summer time transfer: report
Arsenal are stepping up efforts to carry Mason Mount to the Emirates Stadium and are locked in talks over a deal for the Chelsea star.
Mount is out of contract in 2024 and has to this point did not agree phrases on a brand new Chelsea deal to take him past that threshold. The Cobham academy product finds himself as one in every of Stamford Bridge’s lowest earners (opens in new tab) because of the inflow of latest stars prior to now 12 months – and apparently has considerations over signing a long-term deal of over 5 years like those that Benoit Badiashile and Mykhaylo Mudryk have.
Liverpool are stepping up the chase for the England worldwide as they seek for alternate options to Jude Bellingham in midfield – however now Arsenal are set to play a trump card in their very own negotiations.
In line with GOAL’s (opens in new tab) Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts (opens in new tab), the table-toppers are in talks with Mount, in addition to Declan Rice of West Ham United.
The pair have been greatest pals since childhood and although each can be unlikely to make selections on their future based mostly on one another, the Gunners might pair them collectively in the identical midfield.
Arsenal are in search of a long-term No.6 of their midfield three, with Jorginho solely on an 18-month deal on the Emirates Stadium, whereas Granit Xhaka is previous 30 and discovering a successor to him in midfield can be excellent over the subsequent couple of seasons.
Rice and Mount might fill these two roles themselves however each are versatile. Rice might play as a No.8 alongside Thomas Partey on the base of the midfield, whereas Mount has functioned on the left wing for Chelsea.
Mount can be believed to be needed by Manchester United, with Chelsea believed to be holding out for £70 million for his or her midfielder.
The 24-year-old is valued at €65 million by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).
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