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Chelsea duo send Mason Mount transfer plea amid Man Utd agreement



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Ben Chilwell and Reece James have offered their stances on what decision Mason Mount should make over his Chelsea future amid interest from Manchester United.

The 24-year-old is increasingly likely to leave Chelsea this summer. Mount is out of contract next summer and an agreement over an extension at Stamford Bridge is yet to be reached.

According to The Times, Mount has rejected three contract offers from Chelsea since last summer, with the final one coming in February – a one-year contract.

Liverpool and Arsenal have both shown interest in Mount, but it’s Man United who look to be the England international’s next destination should he leave Chelsea this summer.

He has agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, according to various reports, however there remains a disparity between the clubs’ valuations. Chelsea are holding out for in excess of £70 million, while United value Mount at around £55 million.

Chelsea haven’t given up hope of tying Mount down to a new contract, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to have the midfielder as part of his squad next season.

Mount is a popular figure in the Chelsea dressing room and two of his teammates, James and Chilwell, were asked about the midfielder’s future whilst at the Spanish Grand Prix at the weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sports, James said: “Of course, if he goes, everyone will be sad to see him go.”

Meanwhile, Chilwell, who was with Mount at the Formula 1, added: “It’s none of my business personally, but I’d love him to stay. He’s my best mate, so personally I’d love him to stay but it’s none of my business.”

Mount was quizzed by Sky F1 reporter Martin Brundle on the Grid Walk ahead of the race on Sunday after being egged on by Chilwell, who said: “Let’s have a word with Mase!”

“I am here just to enjoy this race today,” responded Mount. “Amazing day. Can’t wait to watch it.”