Manchester United Close to Signing Mason Mount. According to The Telegraph, Manchester United is on the verge of securing a deal for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount. Already reached an agreement on personal terms. Mount, a highly sought-after player alongside Tottenham striker Harry Kane, is a top target for United manager Erik Ten Hag. Ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
The report states that United has successfully negotiated personal terms with Mount and is now expected to finalize the signing. This news comes as a blow to Liverpool and Arsenal, who have also shown interest in the talented midfielder. Jurgen Klopp, in particular, had identified Mount as a key addition to his midfield, along with Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister. Meanwhile, Arsenal has been pushing to acquire Mason Mount’s close friend and West Ham United captain, Declan Rice. Who is also a target for Bayern Munich coach Tuchel.
Although a transfer fee has yet to be agreed upon, United manager Erik Ten Hag remains confident in his ability. To convince the 24-year-old Mount to join the club and is actively urging the club’s hierarchy to secure the deal. Ten Hag views Mount as one of the crucial signings for the forthcoming transfer window. Plans to deploy him as a No. 8. In addition to Mount, his other primary target remains Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker, Harry Kane.
Manchester City in Talks for Mateo Kovacic
In light of Ilkay Gundogan’s potential departure, Manchester City is actively searching for a midfield replacement. Their focus has turned to Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic. The Mirror reports that talks have commenced between Manchester City and Chelsea regarding the transfer of Kovacic, who has one year left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, looking to balance their squad, has granted permission for City to discuss personal terms with the Croatian international.
It is expected that both clubs will eventually reach an agreement on the transfer fee, allowing Kovacic, 29, to join the reigning Premier League champions at the Etihad. While other clubs have been monitoring Kovacic’s situation, the player himself is reportedly keen on a fresh challenge and eager to work under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. The City manager has long admired the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder.
Newcastle United is Interested in Joao Felix
Newcastle United has emerged as a potential destination for Joao Felix after the Portuguese forward’s loan spell at Chelsea came to an abrupt end. The Sun reports that Newcastle has been offered the opportunity to sign Felix, provided they can come to an agreement regarding his substantial £200,000-a-week wages.
Felix, who was surprised by Chelsea’s decision to not extend his loan, finds himself in a state of uncertainty. Atletico Madrid, his parent club, is open to negotiating another loan deal with a modest fee. The condition that Newcastle covers his hefty weekly wages. However, the salary aspect poses a challenge for Newcastle, as manager Eddie Howe acknowledges the club’s financial limitations. Thus, a compromise may need to be reached on the wage front to facilitate the potential move.
Andriy Lunin Seeks Exit from Real Madrid
Andriy Lunin, the Ukrainian goalkeeper, is looking to depart from Real Madrid as he sees limited opportunities to displace Thibaut Courtois as the first-choice goalkeeper. Real Madrid is actively searching for a replacement for Lunin, whose contract expires at the end of the season. Spanish newspaper Marca suggests that David Soria, currently with Getafe and also out of contract soon, is among the options being considered.
Lunin desires regular playing time and recognizes the difficulty of achieving that at Real Madrid. After an impressive start to the season, he was sidelined as soon as Courtois recovered from injury. Lunin aims to regain his confidence and establish himself as a reliable goalkeeper. leading him to seek a move away from Madrid. Although Lunin’s contract with Real Madrid extends until 2024, the club is expected to request a return on their investment in exchange for his departure.