As Chelsea edge nearer to the signing of Kai Havertz, West Ham could see an unlikely door open for a signing of their own thanks to the Blues.
The Guardian claims that Chelsea has agreed on a fee of over £70m for the German star, bringing to an end one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the entire summer.
The signing of Havertz will, of course, give Chelsea plenty of attacking options, allowing Frank Lampard to chop and change but also leaving the Blues boss with a number of selection headaches, too.
One of those headaches could be the minutes and game-time he gives Mason Mount. The signings of Havertz, Werner, and Ziyech will all impact Mount’s impact at Stamford Bridge and therefore, West Ham could well launch a move of their own.
Declan Rice the key, Mount would be superb even on loan
It is no secret in the world of football that Mason Mount and Declan Rice are close friends. That friendship extends outside of football as well, with the England duo as close as anyone can be.
So, as basic as it sounds, could the Hammers perhaps use Rice to get into Mount’s ear and try and convince the Chelsea man that a move to East London could be the best thing for him? It’s certainly not the most unfeasible idea ever.
West Ham needs some new faces this summer. Jarrod Bowen has been a roaring success since signing in January but a few players, such as Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson, face uncertain futures.
That could well leave a gaping hole left to fill in attacking areas and if Mount isn’t going to get the games at Chelsea, he could well be the man to fill that void for David Moyes.
Mount enjoyed a stellar debut PL campaign last term. He hit seven goals as Lampard trusted him with a first-team spot. However, if that is taken away from him, then the England man won’t want to sit around and do nothing.
With Euro 2021 in 12 months’ time, Mount will want to press on. And if that’s not with Chelsea, then West Ham could offer him the ideal platform alongside his best pal.