Newcastle United have ‘checked’ on Chelsea man amid hefty price tag claim

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Newcastle United have reportedly looked into the possibility of signing Mason Mount from Chelsea. The attacking midfielder continues to face an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.

As detailed in a report by the Daily Mail, the Toon Army have ‘checked’ on the 24-year-old but the fact his current club are asking for a transfer fee in excess of £70million they could pursue other targets. Eddie Howe’s side are also believed to be interested in Conor Gallagher, who is expected to leave this summer, but face competition from Brighton and Hove Albion and Borussia Dortmund.

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Newcastle will be looking to bolster their ranks in the next transfer window with it looking a real possibility that they will be playing their football in Europe next season. It is no secret that they need more depth in their squad to be able to cope with playing up to three games a week.

Mount, who is an England international with 36 caps under his belt, would inject more quality into their midfield ranks if they decided to break the bank to lure him to the North East. He has been with Chelsea for his whole career to date and rose up through the academy ranks of the London club.

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The Portsmouth-born man had early loan spells at Vitesse and Derby County to gain experience before breaking into the first-team back in 2019. He has now made 194 appearances in all competitions, chipping in with 33 goals, but it remains to be seen whether he will be sticking around amid fresh links to Newcastle.

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