Gareth Southgate decision may have helped Derby County in Mason Mount transfer

Mason Mount of England during the U19 International match between England and Germany at One Call Stadium on September 5, 2017 in Mansfield, England.

Derby County are working on a deal to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea, with Frank Lampard keen on the youngster.

Mason Mount of England during the U19 International match between England and Germany at One Call Stadium on September 5, 2017 in Mansfield, England.

According to the Daily Mail, England boss Gareth Southgate is considering calling up Mason Mount to the senior team, but he wants to see him play more first-team football.

Mount is regarded as one of England’s top prospects, but he has struggled for game time at Chelsea.

Mason Mount of Vitesse in action during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Vitesse and OGC Nice on December 7, 2017 in Arnhem, Netherlands.

The attacking midfielder could head out on loan again this season, and if he has international ambitions then the move to Derby County could have just become a lot more appealing.

According to the Derby Telegraph, Rams boss Frank Lampard is keen on Mount - and is working on a deal to bring him to Pride Park.

Mason Mount of Chelsea holds off pressure from Beni Baninuime of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Chelsea and Everton on April 21, 2017 in Aldershot, England.

The youngster would surely play regularly at Derby, which could take him into the England national team.

And that could well serve as some motivation for Mason to take Derby up on their reported offer to give him a temporary home for a season.

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