Juventus ‘preparing to allow three players to leave to fund Mason Mount move’… with Chelsea star recently rejected on £200,000-a-week deal to stay at Stamford Bridge
Juventus are reportedly interested in moving three players in order to launch a bold bid for Chelsea star Mason Mount.
Mount currently has just 18 months remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge, and recently fueled speculation over a potential departure after he rejected a £200,000-a-week contract extension at the club.
According to a report from Calciomercatoweb, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is an admirer of the England midfielder and is ready to offload players in order to make a bid for the financially viable player this summer.
Juventus are ready to allow three players to leave the club to fund the move of Chelsea star Mason Mount
The report claims the club will opt not to make PSG star Leandro Paredes’ loan deal permanent as the 28-year-old struggles to find a permanent place in Allegri’s starting XI.
United States midfielder Weston McKennie could also be set to leave the Allianz Stadium, with funds raised from a potential sale of the former Schalke star enabling a move for Mount.
The latest player named in the report is Adrien Rabiot, who recently starred in France’s World Cup quarter-final triumph over England.
Mount is currently one of the lowest earners in the Stamford Bridge first team, having not signed a new contract since returning from loan at Derby.
Rabiot looked set to leave Serie A this summer following a long transfer saga linking him with a move to Old Trafford, but the move didn’t materialize and Rabiot could eventually go on free when his contract ends. will expire in June.
Mount’s recent reluctance to renew his current deal at Stamford Bridge has raised hopes in Turin that the midfielder could become the latest England star to ply his trade in Italy’s top flight.
The 23-year-old is currently one of the lowest paid players in Graham Potter’s squad at around £85,000 a week as he hasn’t signed a contract since shortly after returning from loan at Derby three years ago, when he was yet to establish himself as a Chelsea first-team regular.