DECLAN Rice and Mason Mount “will discuss joining the same club” this summer as they eye moves.
The duo have both been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks and could choose to reunite at one of them.
Mason Mount and Declan Rice ‘will discuss joining the same club’ this summer
Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with both Mount and Rice
Rice and Mount previously played together for Chelsea’s academy before appearing alongside each other 28 times for England.
Mount has recently emerged as a target for the Red Devils, who have also been linked with Rice.
Arsenal are long-term admirers of West Ham United captain Rice.
He reportedly prefers a move to the Emirates Stadium but that could prevent him from linking up with Mount.
The Chelsea midfielder is said to be “leaning towards” United over Arsenal if the Blues choose to sell him this summer.
Mount is entering the final year of his contract and has yet to agree new terms after being “significantly underpaid for three years” by the London club.
With both Arsenal and United linked with them, ex-England striker Darren Bent believes Mount and Rice will have discussed joining the same club.
Asked if the pair will have had conversations, he told talkSPORT: “Yeah of course, you would have conversations like ‘what’s going on? You going to Manchester United?’ He might go ‘yeah, they’re in for me, what do you think?’
“If they’re as close as people make out, Mason Mount and Declan Rice, then 100 per cent that conversation will have been happening.”
Bent then went on to add: “If it was my best friend, I’d go too!”
Mount and Rice have had a close friendship since their boyhoods together at Chelsea and have previously been spotted on holiday together.