Chelsea FC midfielder Mason Mount has joined Reece James and Ben Chilwell in attending the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix this weekend as footballers begin their break away from the field.
The 24-year-old is approaching the last year of his current contract at Stamford Bridge, and attempts to extend it thus far have been futile. Despite interest from Liverpool and Arsenal, United are now in the lead in the fight to sign Mason Mount this summer.
According to a source, the 24-year-old midfielder was hopeful a new deal might be struck soon before the FIFA World Cup last summer. After the World Cup, Chelsea put together a new-look transfer team, so the offer made to Mount and his team was no longer on the table when they returned to west London.
Although Erik ten Hag‘s team hasn’t made an official bid for the Blues midfielder, senior United officials have started talking to Chelsea and have made it obvious that they want to sign the England international. James acknowledged that it would be “sad” for Mount to leave the team this summer, and Chilwell made a similar statement.
Having learned that his favorite destination if he leaves Stamford Bridge before the start of next season is Old Trafford, Mason Mount has now addressed speculations connecting him with a move there. Presenter Martin Brundle asked the Chelsea player about a potential transfer to United during Sky Sports’ broadcast of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Brundle said: “He [Ben Chilwell] said you’re going to Man United!” To which Mount laughed and replied: “No I’m just here to enjoy this race today, an amazing day, I can’t wait to watch it!”