Derby boss Frank Lampard to raid old club Chelsea for teenage prospect Mason Mount

Lampard is hoping to lure the youngster to Pride Park this summer (Picture: Getty)

Derby County manager Frank Lampard is looking to raid old club Chelsea to sign teenage sensation Mason Mount on a season-long loan, according to reports.

The 42-year-old was appointed at the end of May and had been expected to take several of the Blues’ horde of talented youngsters on loan, though is still yet to make a signing despite bolstering his backroom staff with the likes of Shay Given.

However, The Telegraph report that Lampard is ready to step up his pursuit of Mount, who was impressing as a schoolboy in the club’s academy while Lampard was in the first team.

Mount spent last season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, where he had an excellent campaign, netting 14 times in the Eredivisie as well as laying on nine assists.

Lampard has held talks with Chelsea over a possible deal – with the club happy to see him exposed to Championship football – but faces competition from a number of other sides.

Mount – who was part of England’s Under-17 European Championship-winning side – was at Cobham this weekend for the start of pre-season training, though he did not train with the first-team.

The 19-year-old is not the only Chelsea youngster attracting interest from Lampard, with the former Blues midfielder also discussing a move for Kasey Palmer.

Mount was directly involved in 23 goals while on loan at Vitesse (Picture: Getty)

Palmer spent the second half of last season on loan at Pride Park as the Rams fell just short of promotion, losing to Fulham in the play-off semi-final.

The 21-year-old has plenty of experience at Championship-level, having also played a big role in Huddersfield’s promotion campaign, though Derby also face competition for his signature.


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