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Man Utd linked with shock move for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount

Manchester United have been mentioned as surprise candidates to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount at the end of the season, as per The Telegraph.

The 24-year-old has just 16 months remaining in his contract with the Blues and the club have yet to convince him to put pen-to-paper on a renewal.

This has led to speculation that he could be sold in the summer and The Telegraph claim that United are one of the clubs interested in landing his services.

Aside from United, Liverpool and Manchester City have also been linked with the England international.

Mount does not suit Man Utd’s requirements

Mount has been a fantastic player for the Blues. He has registered 33 goals and 37 assists from 192 appearances for them across all competitions.

The €75 million-rated star is primarily an attacking midfielder by trade and this is a position which United have well covered with Bruno Fernandes at the moment.

Fernandes has been sensational since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon three years ago. He has been an undisputed starter for the club without any injury record.

Hence, a transfer for Mount seems unlikely in our opinion. United could instead focus on landing a central midfielder who can also operate in the number 10 role.

Mount has played in a three-man midfield for Chelsea on occasions, but he is not the most effective and has been prone to losing key duels for the Blues.

In our view, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham would be the perfect midfield signing for United as he provides the right balance in attack and defence.

Bellingham could be available for €100m up front this summer, provided Dortmund don’t succeed in convincing him to sign a new contract by then.

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