Report: Bournemouth set to target Mason Mount when Derby loan ends, will lead race to sign him

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe during training session at Vitality Stadium on August 15, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

The Chelsea midfielder could return to his native south coast with Bournemouth after impressing at Derby County.

Mason Mount of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Ipswich Town at Pride Park Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Bournemouth are set to target Mason Mount when the Chelsea midfielder's Derby County loan deal expires, according to The Sun.

Mount has scored or assisted six goals in 26 Championship games for Derby this season, but has missed the last two months through injury.

 

In that time, Frank Lampard's side have fallen out of the top six and, according to The Sun, it is expected the 20-year-old will step up to the Premier League next season - with or without the Rams.

And the newspaper claims Bournemouth - who have taken on a number of Football League talents, notably Josh King, Lewis Cook and David Brooks, in recent years - will lead the race to land Mount on loan.

David Brooks of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea FC at Vitality Stadium on January 30, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

It adds that Mount will continue to look for regular first-team football - and Chelsea could be in a position to offer it should the club's transfer embargo remain in place.

The England Under-21 international was born around an hour's drive from Bournemouth in Portsmouth.

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