Derby County coach Frank Lampard is reportedly interested in making a move for Chelsea wonderkid Mason Mount.
The England U-19 international impressed last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, registering an impressive tally of 14 goals and 10 assists in 38 appearances for the Dutch club, who named Mount as their player of the season.
Such an outstanding breakthrough performance didn’t go unnoticed as several clubs have expressed an interest in the talented midfielder, with Vitesse wanting to get him back for another year while Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and Ajax also keeping tabs.
Back in England, the Lampard-led Rams are also keen, and the Chelsea great, who has agreed to a three-year managerial deal with the Midlands club, has gotten in touch with the Blues regarding a season-long loan switch for the promising youngster.
The general view is that Mount would prefer to spend the upcoming season at Derby, with the influx of a number of former Blues coaches and staff already joining Lampard in the Midlands club proving to be a tantalising incentive.
Moreover, Mount has also recently revealed in a recent interview about his admiration for the Chelsea legend.
“My goal is to play at the highest level I can,” said Mount during an interview with Goal last April. “To get to the top, that’s the goal of every young football player.
“I want to play in the Champions League – that’s the pinnacle of club football. I am working towards that. I am working hard in training every day to achieve that.
“When I was growing up and playing for Chelsea, Frank Lampard is someone that I would always watch. He is a goalscoring midfielder.
“I was watching his games, his goals and how he arrives into the box. He is always in the right position, so that’s something I try to look at and emulate.”
If indeed Mount makes the move to the Midlands club, there will be no better teacher for the 19-year-old midfielder than the Chelsea legend himself.