German club RB Leipzig are reportedly interested in a move for 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.
The young midfielder has impressed during his loan spell at Derby, scoring five goals and providing four assists in 27 league appearances.
Mount has two years left on his Chelsea contract and RB Leipzig are eyeing a summer move for the 20-year-old after an impressive season for Derby in the Championship.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who is Mount’s manager at Derby, believes it’s Mount’s call to make whether he joins RB Leipzig in the summer or return to Chelsea next season. Lampard also backed the player to shine for Chelsea and England in the future.
Asked if Mount should follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund and consider a move to Leipzig, Lampard said: “That’s his call.
“It depends how Chelsea see it and how he sees it. It depends what is the best plan for him. What we can say is that the year he’s had – he’s had a great year which has put him one big step up the ladder.
“I think he can be a top player. I know that’s a broad statement, he’s already been in an England squad but I believe he’ll go back to Chelsea and be a big player for Chelsea. I know that’s his dream.
“He’ll play for his country I hope, because he has all the attributes on and off the pitch. He’s a delight to work with, as all the players have been this season.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi must adapt to play on the right side of Chelsea’s attack as he did against Brighton if he wants to play regularly for Chelsea.
The 18-year-old made his first Premier League start for Chelsea in the 3-0 victory over Brighton on Wednesday night.
“The best of Callum is on the left, the best of Hazard is on the left, the best of Willian is on the left, but I have only one left! I am sorry,” Sarri said.
“Two of the three can play of course, but one has to adapt himself to the other side, as Callum did in this match for 80 minutes.”