Man Utd 'considering' repeating Mason Mount swoop with £50m Chelsea man

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Manchester United are said to be interested in another Chelsea star after landing Mason Mount last season.

Manchester United are said to be considering following up on last season’s swoop of Mason Mount with another Chelsea star. The Red Devils enjoyed a disappointing season of last, and had they not won the FA Cup, they would have missed out on Europe altogether.

Despite the obvious step back they made last season, Erik ten Hag was handed a new two-year deal, and United are keeping the Dutchman in a bid to benefit from the sort of stability they have rarely had since the departure of Alex Ferguson. The club’s transfer strategy certainly hasn’t helped over recent years, with the Red Devils overspending and seeing little return on their big investments.

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One of those investments includes former Chelsea star Mason Mount, who made the move to Old Trafford on a deal worth around £60million last summer. So far, the England international has made just 14 league appearances for United, struggling with injury throughout last season.

Mount will be looking to have a much bigger impact next season, but in the meantime, United are shifting their transfer focus to young players who can offer them a bigger return on their investment, something new part-owner Jim Ratcliffe is looking to press home.

But that doesn’t mean they don’t also need more experienced players, and The Byline have reported that they are currently considering a deal to sign Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell after struggling with injuries between left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia last season.

Though, Chilwell himself has a troubled injury history, barely featuring last season through injury, racking up just 13 Premier League appearances. The England international has seen injury issues aplenty since arriving from Leicester City in 2020, and he now looks to have lost his place in the Blues starting XI. Marc Cucurella enjoyed a resurgence last season, and he has been one of the players of Euro 2024, starting and impressing at left-back for Spain.

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That could mean Chelsea are happy to cash in on their vice-captain, but much will depend on the fee offered, if indeed United are serious about a move.

What has Chilwell said?

Speaking about Mauricio Pochettino’s exit at the end of last season, Chilwell told Sky Sports: “Yeah, you know it was a surprise. I think with the end of the season and how well the team did it was definitely a surprise, but you know, good luck to him wherever he goes moving forward. And we have got to look forward now as a club. I am not going to look into the speculation of who might come in but whoever does come in I'm sure it will go well and we can push on next season."

"I think you can kind of tell on the pitch the atmosphere has been brilliant, the togetherness, I think the questions were always to do with, you know, if we could do it every week. And towards the back end of the season, you saw that the team really gelled together and it was brilliant to watch."

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