Man Utd's move for Chelsea star is 'not right' as Ten Hag is urged to back out of transfer race | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have been told that it would not be the "right call" to sign Chelsea star Mason Mount.

Club cult hero Louis Saha believes that his dip in form this season should see him ruled out as a transfer target.

Man United, along with Liverpool and Man City, have been linked with making a move for the England international this summer.

This is down to current negotiations over his contract at Stamford Bridge stalling.

Mount wants to be paid similarly to the club's top stars and a deal is yet to be agreed upon.

But despite being a homegrown player and having previously shown the ability to be a top player, but this season he has struggled to find his best form.


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Mount has only scored three and assisted two goals in his 22 Premier League appearances.

And this form, has brought up concerns to Saha, who does not think that the Red Devils should make a move for him.

He told Lord Ping: "Mason Mount can fit in at any team, but I don’t think he’s had a great year at Chelsea and I’m not sure why he’d be linked more than he was before seeing as he was on fire last year.

"I don’t think he should move to United as he hasn’t been playing well.

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"I think these rumours are coming from agents and I’m not going to blame the media, but moving for Mount is not the right call at the moment."

Saha has also played down the necessity for United to try and sign another England international in Declan Rice.

The former striker believes the West Ham star is not needed at Old Trafford because the club already has Casemiro.

He added: "Declan Rice is a top player but he’s not in the same league as Casemiro.

"It’s not about the energy levels or how strong you are, it’s about how smart and experienced you are and there’s no better player than Casemiro in this category.

"It will take Rice time to adjust to this level, but he’s a good player and could become it but I don’t think United need him at the moment because we have sold this issue after such a long time."

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