Reports suggest that Newcastle United are ready to enter the race to sign Chelsea’s attacking midfielder, Mason Mount, who has a contract with the Blues until the summer of 2024. Although Chelsea have offered him a new deal, Mount is reportedly not satisfied with the terms and has rejected their proposal. As a result, the club may have to sell him this summer to avoid losing him for free.
Newcastle United are not the only club interested in Mount, as Liverpool are also reportedly keen on signing him. The Toon are eager to strengthen their squad ahead of potentially playing in European football next season. Despite having spent £165 million on players since the summer, financial fair play rules may limit their ability to make significant signings.
Mount has played 32 times for Chelsea this season, scoring three goals and providing six assists. He has played a total of 192 games for his boyhood club, scoring 33 goals. The 24-year-old played a key role in helping Chelsea win the Champions League in 2021, but his form has been inconsistent this season. He is currently out injured with a lower abdomen issue.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is looking to trim his squad, and Mount could be one of the players offloaded. Manchester United and Juventus are also said to be tracking the England international.
In addition to Mount, Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney and Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz. It looks set to be a busy transfer window ahead for the Magpies.
Overall, it remains to be seen where Mount will end up next season. With interest from several top clubs, he will have plenty of options to choose from. However, it is clear that he is a talented player who could make a significant impact wherever he goes.