Mason Mount ponders his future as a move to Man United approaches, with personal terms not expected to be an issue, as he vacations on a yacht off the coast of Spain with his close friend Chelsea Ben Chilwell
- The England star looks set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer window
- Manchester United are seen as favorites to sign Mount
- Chelsea and the 24-year-old failed to agree on a new deal
Mason Mount escaped growing speculation over his Manchester United future by flying to Spain with friends including Chelsea team-mate Ben Chilwell.
Mount is yet to agree a new contract with his boyhood club after months of talks that have not brought the parties closer to confirming his new contract.
With his current contract due to end in 2024, all signs point to the midfielder having played his last game in blue.
The England international has attracted considerable interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, with Erik ten Hag’s side seen as favorites to win the signing of Mount.
The 24-year-old is believed to have agreed personal terms with the Manchester side but the Premier League rivals have yet to set a fee – United value Mount at around £55million, while Chelsea believe his value is closer to £85million.
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell (left) took a break from speculation over the player’s future, flying to Spain
Mount (right) is set to leave Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window
Chilwell shared photos from the players’ Spanish holiday which involved a boat trip off Barcelona
But thoughts of an imminent move seemed furthest from the player’s mind as he relaxed in the sunshine after a frustrating season at Stamford Bridge.
While on vacation near Barcelona, in snaps shared by Chilwell, the players went paddleboarding and enjoyed a day on a yacht.
In one photo, Mount dozed off as the band were transported to their next destination by taxi, with a fan in the comments urging Chilwell to ‘wake up (Mount), put a pen in his hand and sign the contract of Chelsea’.
While the 2022-23 campaign was Mount’s last in a Chelsea shirt, it hardly constitutes a swan song.
The two-time club player of the year has struggled with lingering injuries and struggled to regain form when fully fit, amid chaos at the club itself.
The 24-year-old appeared to bid farewell to Stamford Bridge fans on Sunday
The player was given his Blues departure by former Derby manager Frank Lampard in 2019
High management turnover, lackluster results, a number of high-profile injury issues and a squad bloated from over-recruitment in January all contributed to the team finishing a disappointing 12th place on the final day of the tournament. season.
Unable to feature in Chelsea’s final game of the campaign due to a recent surge, Mount took to the pitch after the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Newcastle to join the ‘tour of appreciation’, looking emotional as he received applause from the crowd at his final home game in west London.
His team-mate Thiago Silva all but confirmed the certainty of Mount’s exit with a comment under an Instagram post suggesting the player had agreed terms with United.
The Brazil international and Chelsea player of the year this term posted two sad and tearful face emojis in the comments, perhaps indicating the mood in the dressing room as they prepare for the departure of one of the key team members.