Erik ten Hag has reportedly told senior Manchester United officials to launch a bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, being convinced Declan Rice will move to Arsenal.
The Dutchman is after a young midfield addition this summer, as well as a marquee attacker. Mount has been strongly linked to United in recent days.
The playmaker is being backed to leave Chelsea with just 12 months left on his deal so his club can stay within Financial Fair Play Regulations after a mass spend over the past year.
Interim boss Frank Lampard didn’t rule out an exit when asked about the possibility on Wednesday. READ ALSO: United considering other striker targets amid Tottenham refusal to sell Kane Meanwhile, Mount’s close friend and England teammate Rice is also expected to make a summer switch away from his current employers.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk