Mason Mount could lose his Chelsea place to £90 million special player

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Former Manchester United and Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves fears Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount could lose his place in the team to special Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz Havertz.

The Blues are closing in on a deal for the German player and have already agreed a five year deal with Havertz.

Hargreaves is also worried Chelsea could finish next season in fourth place despite spending £200 million on Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech if the Blues fail to strengthen our defensive options.

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“He’s a really good player,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport. “He’s a great young player, but they have a lot of those great young players.

“I think they need some leaders in there. Havertz for £90million – you want ready-made, walks in and makes you a better team, and I think the worry is they spend right now £200m on Werner, Ziyech and Havertz and they can still finish fourth or fifth.

“They want to win a title and I think Havertz is a special player, but it feels like they need to sort out the ‘keeper and the centre-backs first.

“Mason Mount could play in there. Where does Mason then play? He’s had a good season.”

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