Manchester United have joined the chase for Chelsea’s Mason Mount.
Mount is out of contract at Chelsea in 2024 and negotiations over a new deal have so far come to nothing.
As talkSPORT revealed this week, Liverpool are among clubs monitoring the 24-year-old forward.
But now, according to the Guardian, United have also emerged as potential suitors for Mount, who has been at Chelsea since the age of six.
The Red Devils have had a fine campaign so far in Erik ten Hag’s first year in charge, winning the Carabao Cup while they are also still in the Europa League and FA Cup.
And United chiefs are prepared to back the Dutchman in the summer transfer window to further bolster his squad – with the club already eyeing up potential targets.
Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham are also top targets, but finances might force United into widening their efforts to sign a midfielder.
Signing Kane will not be cheap with Tottenham prepared to try to ward off interest in their talisman by slapping a huge price-tag on him.
With Bellingham’s price set to be a nine-figure sum, landing both might prove too expensive for United.
And as an alternative to the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Mount has been identified as the ideal ‘Plan B’ target amid his troubles in west London.
The England international has already turned down multiple offers from Chelsea chiefs, who are desperate for him to stay at the club.
However, they are not prepared to let him enter the final year of his deal without an agreement in place.
Mount’s situation has already sparked plenty of speculation with United just one side interested in his services.
There is also huge interest in Bellingham, who has attracted attention from Liverpool, City and Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich are also rumoured to be looking to bring in Kane as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who joined Barcelona last summer.
Both Tottenham and Dortmund crashed out of the Champions League this week, which might give Kane and Bellingham an added impetus to depart this summer.
The England striker will also enter the final year of his contract at Spurs much like Mount, while Bellingham will see his deal expire in 2025.