Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.
The 23-year-old has a contract that runs until 2024, but Xavi Hernandez is keen to bring him to Spain.
According to FootMercato, via tribal soccerBarcelona are in the market for a free attacking midfielder, and Mount is high on their list.
There is said to be a belief within the Barcelona camp that Chelsea’s change in ownership and the uncertainty surrounding the club have provided the opportunity for the Spanish to entice Mount to move abroad.
This comes in the past, linking the Spanish club with Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner in the past.
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It is unclear whether Mount was interested in leaving Chelsea after breaking into Frank Lampard’s first team and has become a key player in Thomas Tuchel’s plans ever since.
He recently named midfielder John Terry as his preferred replacement as Chelsea captain if Azpilicueta were to leave for Barcelona.
“It was great and like I said there are many ways to skin a cat.” terry said astro stadium Speaking of the current Chelsea captain, Azpilicueta.
“He does it differently. His performance must first and foremost speak for itself, and they certainly do.
“When it’s important for your leader to perform consistently, week after week. Give seven or eight out of ten each week. He does it for the group ».
So it seems unlikely that Mount would host talks with Barcelona if they hit the offers.