Man Utd may sell two first-team stars to fund Mason Mount transfer including outcast who criticised club
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Manchester United may sell two first-team stars to sign Chelsea’s Mason Mount, it has been claimed.
Mount enters the last 12 months of his contract this summer, and while Chelsea want the academy graduate to stay there have reportedly been disagreements over his wages.
With the 24-year-old’s future up in the air, United have emerged as the leading contender to sign the midfielder.
According to Sky Sports, Erik ten Hag’s side are understood to be showing the strongest interest in the England international, while the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are also keen.
United have allegedly made several inquiries over Mount’s potential availability this term, with Chelsea prepared to sell the player for a fee in excess of £70million.
Man Utd to generate Mason Mount money
According to Metro, United could sell Dean Henderson and Scott McTominay to fund a move for Mount
Newcastle are reportedly interested in McTominay, who could be enticed by the prospect of regular first-team football at St James Park.
Meanwhile, Henderson has been on loan at Nottingham Forest for the season, and Steve Cooper’s side are said to want the shot-stopper permanently having secured Premier League survival.
Forest are said to be willing to pay around £30million for Henderson, which could cover a significant chunk of Mount’s transfer fee.
Henderson reportedly has no intention of returning to Old Trafford unless he’s made the first choice.
Indeed, the 26-year-old made himself an outcast at United following his scathing comments while on loan at Forest.
Henderson claimed he had been promised the No.1 shirt at United, only to make just three appearances in all competitions last season, none of which came in the Premier League.
"To be honest, it has probably been the toughest 12 months of my career," Henderson told TalkSPORT.
"It was frustrating because I turned down so many good loans last summer for that reason, and they would not let me go.
"The conversation I had coming out of the Euros squad was: 'You're coming back here to be the number one,'" he said.
"I got COVID-19, came back, so I should have still been the number one, but then nobody followed through with what they had told me.
"To sit there for 12 months, it is criminal really, at my age. I told the hierarchy that I need to be playing football and to let me go."
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