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Mauricio Pochettino faces an uphill battle to keep Mason Mount at Chelsea.
The new boss has targeted the £60million midfielder’s contract time-out as one of his top priorities when he takes over at the end of this season.
But SunSport are aware that Pochettino’s arrival comes too late to salvage negotiations and that one of Chelsea’s most popular players is set to leave his youth club after 18 years.
Mount, 24, has just under a year left on his contract and talks are in limbo after ten months.
SunSport can reveal that Mount was offered a one-year extension by Chelsea in February but was flatly refused and seen as simply a ploy to increase his transfer fee.
Relations between the players’ representatives and the club are at an all-time low and Pochettino needs a ‘miracle’ to turn the tide.
Neymar is reportedly ready to leave PSG.
Le Parisien have claimed the Brazilian wants to end his career in France after he was targeted by PSG ultras who showed up at his home shouting insults at the world’s most expensive player.
That has put Premier League duo Man Utd and Chelsea on high alert, who have an interest in the superstar.
PSG are said to be open to the idea of selling Neymar, who has recorded 18 goals and 13 assists this season.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has changed his mind on the future of Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister.
He previously insisted they could have a future at the club next season.
But after Brighton’s win at Arsenal, he appears to have accepted they could be sold.
“For sure we will lose some players, maybe Caciedo, maybe Mac Allister,” he told Sky Sports.
“We have to be ready to get other good players.” For Mitoma and Estupinan, staying with us is the best solution.”
Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham has reportedly turned down a move to Manchester City.
Bellingham appears set to join Real Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window after a heated bidding war.
Liverpool were also involved in the transfer hunt but pulled out due to the midfielder’s astronomical valuation, reportedly at €150m (£131m).
City have also expressed interest but the England international doesn’t appear keen on a move to the Etihad.
So says German journalist Patrick Berger, who claims the 19-year-old and his family see the reigning Premier League champions as a “plastic” club.
Bellingham takes the same view regarding other golf-backed clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain.
Aston Villa are reportedly planning a dual attack on La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Spanish publication Sport claim Unai Emery wants to add Marco Asensio and Ferran Torres.
Asensio is out of contract at the end of the season and will surely leave the Bernabeu.
While Barcelona are trying to raise funds after suffering financial difficulties.