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Reece James reacts to Mason Mount’s potential move to Man Utd

Reece James claims he will be ‘sad’ to see Mason Mount leave Chelsea, while he is hopeful Mauricio Pochettino can turn things around.

The west London side endured a miserable season in which they had their worst finish (12th) and lowest points tally (44) in the Premier League history.

After going through four different managers – Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Bruno Saltor and Lampard, Chelsea’s hierarchy will be hoping Pochettino can bring stability back to the club.

But the Argentine coach faces a summer rebuild, mainly in midfield, with Mount and Kovacic likely to be sold and N’Golo Kante’s contract expiring this month.

Manchester United are said to have agreed personal terms with Mount and Chelsea are resigned to losing the midfielder.

James came though the academy with Mount and has admitted it would be a huge blow to lose him if he does decide to swap Chelsea for Old Trafford this month.

Asked if he would be upset to see Mount leave, James told Sky Sports: ‘Yeah, of course. If he goes everyone will be sad to see him go.’

Ben Chilwell was also asked about Mount’s potential exit, saying: ‘I mean, that’s none of my business personally, but I’d love him to stay. He’s my best mate. Personally I’d love him to stay but it’s not my business, I can’t really comment on that.’

James – who is in Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix – had a very difficult, injury-ravaged season which even saw him miss the World Cup.

In total, he played just 16 games in the Premier League but he is hopeful things will start to improve – both personally and for the club under Pochettino.

Asked if he is excited to work under Pochettino, James replied: ‘Yeah, everyone is saying he’s a great manager.

‘Hopefully next season we find our feet early and we’re a good, strong side.

‘It’s been a tough year. We’ve had lots of injuries and we’re not going to finish in the best position. Hopefully next year is better.’


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