Chelsea awaits Mason Mount transfer action from Man United as Brighton player’s reality emerges.
It is currently unknown whether Manchester United will make a second, enhanced offer to Chelsea for Mason Mount before the summer transfer window closes.
United recently made an offer in the vicinity of £50 million, but Chelsea are adamant that they will not sell the 24-year-old for less than the £70 million they value him at.
Mount has just over a year remaining on his current contract at Stamford Bridge; however, the situation behind the scenes is extremely complex, and his future in west London is increasingly uncertain.
In a perfect universe, Mount would remain at the club. The structure of a new and enhanced contract and football have been the subject of disagreement.
London believes he has not received an offer since the end of January, when he declined a 12-month extension.
Meanwhile, the Blues have a significant interest in Moises Caicedo, a midfielder for Brighton.
The Ecuadorian international has long been on the club’s radar, and the two sides discussed a potential move during the January transfer window. However, Brighton effectively dissuaded Chelsea from making a bid at the time and will attempt to do the same this summer.
Chelsea is expected to make a bid for Caicedo in the coming weeks, but Brighton is expected to demand more than £80 million for his signature. The Blues are likely to pursue more than one midfielder in the impending transfer window, with Southampton’s Romeo Lavia also on their radar.
Lavia flourished personally for the Saints during the 2022-23 season, despite the club’s relegation. Chelsea are contemplating a move for the midfielder after conducting extensive scouting sessions on the Belgian at St. Mary’s in recent months, according to football.london.
The Championship club is likely to ask for around £50 million for his signature, and the Blues are considering making a bid for the player.
There were reports on Tuesday afternoon linking Chelsea with exciting Celta Vigo prospect Gabri Veiga. While the midfielder is revered by the club, a source told football.london that he is not a priority signing at this time.
When the transfer window opens, Chelsea will also seek to acquire a new goalkeeper and striker. Andre Onana is on the club’s list of potential goalkeepers to acquire as the Blues seek to provide Mauricio Pochettino with a new starter at Stamford Bridge.
Regarding outgoings, there is a great deal to cover. Appropriately, we’ll begin with the goalkeepers, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea is willing to listen to offers for both goalkeepers during the summer transfer window, but it remains to be seen if they would allow both to leave the club or if one would depart and the other would provide backup to whoever is brought in as the starting goalkeeper.
Inter Milan has significant interest in Trevoh Chalobah. The 23-year-old defender will weigh his options this summer, as there is considerable interest in his services, but there are currently no indications that he is eager to quit the club.
Chelsea remains committed to retaining Levi Colwill, who will return to Chelsea from his loan with Brighton. The Seagulls submitted a £30 million bid last week in an attempt to sign him to a permanent deal, but the Blues quickly rejected the offer as they have no intention of letting him depart again.
The club commander Cesar Azpilicueta will be subjected to offers. The 33-year-old Spaniard has just over a year remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge and may decide to end his illustrious west London career.
Thiago Silva is anticipated to remain at Chelsea despite Saudi Arabia’s interest in his services. The 38-year-old was recently named the club’s Player of the Season and continues to play a vital role in the team.
Similarly, there is significant interest in N’Golo Kante from Saudi Arabia. A few weeks remain until the 32-year-old becomes a free agent.
It was believed that Chelsea and Kante had made some progress in contract negotiations a few months ago, but talks have since stalled, and it now appears increasingly probable that his seven-year stay with Chelsea will come to an end.
Chelsea is willing to consider proposals for Mateo Kovacic. Ilkay Gundogan is expected to leave Manchester City on a free transfer this summer, making the Croatian international a top priority for the club. Thomas Tuchel, the current head coach at Bayern Munich and a former head coach at Chelsea, is also interested in signing Kovacic.
The ongoing negotiations between Ruben Loftus-Cheek and AC Milan may be complicated by the recent changes to the club’s administration. football.london reported earlier this week that the 27-year-old Blues midfielder was close to signing with Milan.
Kai Havertz is of great interest to Real Madrid, which recently parted ways with striker Karim Benzema. Havertz is likely to want to quit Chelsea if Madrid makes an offer in the coming weeks.
Both Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are anticipated to depart the club this summer. Both are considered unnecessary at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic’s contract has just over a year remaining, while Ziyech’s has two years.
In the coming weeks, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be permitted to depart the club following an unsuccessful stint at Chelsea. Meanwhile, Joao Felix will not be acquired permanently, according to football.london.
Jayden Wareham is set to leave the club at the end of the month when his contract expires; the released and retained lists will be announced very shortly. And Charlie Webster’s camp is amenable to remaining at Chelsea despite recent rumors regarding his future.
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Chelsea awaits Mason Mount transfer action from Man United as Moises Caicedo reality appears.