“Players move on…” - Frank Lampard admits Mason Mount could leave Chelsea this summer in major boost to Man Utd transfer plans
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Frank Lampard admitted that Mason Mount could leave the club in the summer in a major boost to Manchester United.
The Old Trafford club take on Chelsea in the Premier League, needing just a point to secure Champions League football. However, a sub-plot to the game in Mount’s future with Erik ten Hag’s side among the club’s interested in the Blues midfielder.
United have emerged as the leading contenders to sign Mount, should the midfielder leave Chelsea this summer.
The 24-year-old contract expires in 2024, and while Chelsea want the academy graduate to stay there have been disagreements over the player’s wage.
Should the parties fail to come to an agreement, Chelsea are prepared to sell him but will demand in excess of £70m for the 24-year-old.
Frank Lampard on Mount future
When asked about Mount’s future Lampard stressed that “players move on” and hinted that the England international could be leaving the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports Lampard said: “I know he’s held in high regard at the club and I know the club are trying to what they can to make him stay.
“But I know also with Mason I never want to stand here and talk about what a player should do because you don’t see it all from their own eyes, about what’s going, how they feel on the pitch, what the future is for them.
“I think in the old days it would be, ‘Why are you leaving the club? You shouldn’t. In the modern day players move on.
“It’s just a shame where we’ve got into the situation where it’s happening maybe now."
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