Chelsea fear Liverpool and Manchester City could take advantage of their current sanctions by swooping for midfielder Mason Mount, while Sunday’s transfer gossip also suggests that Cristiano Ronaldo is set for another big reunion this summer.
PREM RIVALS TO MOUNT OFFER FOR CHELSEA STAR
Chelsea are reportedly growing concerned that Mason Mount could be lured away by Liverpool or Manchester City, as they look to take advantage of the club’s ownership crisis.
The England midfielder is one of Blues’ lowest paid players on around £70,000 a week.
Mount only just two years left on his deal and sanctions are preventing the club from offering him a new contract.
And, according to the Sun on Sunday, Premier League title rivals Liverpool and City are watching closely as concerns grow at Chelsea that Mount could be tempted away by a more lucrative contract.
Anfield chief Jurgen Klopp has publicly spoken of his admiration for the Blues star, while Pep Guardiola is also known to be another admirer.
Mount’s current deal was signed back in 2019, before he had played in the Chelsea first team.
Chelsea plans hit by sanctions
The Stamford Bridge outfit were planning to open talks over a lucrative long-term deal before former owner Roman Abramovich was hit by government sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
However, even if he was to commit to the Blues, the report adds that he would still not be among the club’s top earners – given that he is an academy graduate.
The Sun does adds that neither Liverpool or City are likely to make a summer offer for the player. The report adds that the duo are more likely to wait and see what Mount’s contract situation is like in the autumn and then prepare a strike in the new year.
SURPRISE RONALDO RETURN MOOTED
Cristiano Ronaldo could make a sensational return to Real Madrid this summer – with the Spanish giants increasingly keen on a reunion with the Portuguese star, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 37-year-old has been the standout performer in a hugely disappointing Manchester United campaign after signing from Juventus for a bargain £12.85 million last summer. Despite United’s woeful form, Ronaldo has…