Man Utd get 'no negotiations' BOOST for Ten Hag transfer target

James Shearman
  • Updated: 25 May 2023 18:03 BST
  • 3 min read
Erik ten Hag next to the Manchester United badge

Manchester United have received a boost to their hopes of signing Adrien Rabiot in the summer transfer window.

Fabrizio Romano reports that there are 'no negotiations ongoing with Juventus' over a new contract for the Frenchman.

Romano adds that there is a 'concrete chance' that Rabiot leaves on a free transfer at the end of the season.

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United boss Erik ten Hag wanted to bring Rabiot to Old Trafford last summer but missed out on the 28-year-old.

Now, it seems the Red Devils could have every chance of completing a deal as he will be without a club come July 1.

But Ten Hag may have his sights set on signing another player to improve his midfield going into next season.

Man Utd's Rabiot alternative

Man Utd have also been linked with a move for Mason Mount, should he leave Chelsea this summer.

The England midfielder continues to be strongly linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge, as part of a possible mass clear-out by the Blues after a thoroughly underwhelming season.

Liverpool are also said to have been targeting the 24-year-old – but, as confirmed by FootballTransfers, the Reds have reservations over Chelsea’s valuation of their academy product.

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, it is thought that Man Utd and Chelsea will open talks soon about a potential deal for Mount.

Ornstein adds that other clubs chasing his signature are aware that Old Trafford is his preferred destination.

With Mount out of contract in June 2024 and seemingly set against extending his stay in west London, the upcoming transfer window appears likely to be Chelsea’s last chance to cash in.