Arsenal are reported to be targeting Chelsea’s Mason Mount as one of their main midfield transfer targets this summer.
Despite facing competition from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, the Gunners seem determined to bring Mount to North London.
- Arsenal is reportedly eyeing Chelsea star, Mason Mount, as a primary midfield target.
- Mount’s contract with Chelsea is due to expire in 12 months, and negotiations for an extension have stalled.
- Other Arsenal targets include Declan Rice and Ilkay Gundogan, suggesting a potential overhaul in the midfield.
Mount, 24, has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge as he enters the final year of his contract with Chelsea. The English international’s contract negotiation has hit a roadblock, making a potential departure a plausible scenario.
Arsenal’s interest in Mount comes as part of a larger strategy by manager Mikel Arteta to strengthen the midfield. With Granit Xhaka rumoured to be heading to Bayer Leverkusen as he too enters the last year of his contract, the Gunners are in dire need of bolstering their midfield ranks.
Beyond Mount, Arsenal’s radar also reportedly includes Premier League captains Declan Rice and Ilkay Gundogan.
West Ham’s Rice is thought to be leaving his current club, and despite interest from United and Chelsea, Arsenal has earmarked him as their “main target”.
Similarly, Manchester City’s Gundogan, fresh from lifting the Premier League title, is out of contract at the end of the season, making him another viable target for the Gunners.
However, the club’s pursuit of Mount presents an intriguing story. The player has been with Chelsea since 2005 and breaking such a long-standing connection will be a significant move.
The prospect of the England international in an Arsenal jersey could raise the Gunners’ game, given Mount’s consistent performances for the Blues.
As the summer transfer window approaches, it is clear that Arsenal are not shying away from making big moves.
While competition is fierce, the Gunners’ assertive steps towards securing high-profile targets such as Mount, Rice, and Gundogan could be a gamechanger for their upcoming season.
Arsenal fans will be keeping a keen eye on these developments, hoping for an exciting and successful transfer window.