Piers Morgan tweets cheeky attempt to tap up Chelsea star Mason Mount for Arsenal after his goal against Norwich

ARSENAL super-fan Piers Morgan has tried to tap up Mason Mount following the Government's crackdown on Chelsea.

The Gunners' London rivals are in dire financial straits following the Government's decision to freeze the assets of Blues owner Roman Abramovich.



Russian oligarch Abramovich, a long-time pal of President Vladimir Putin, is banned from selling the club – who are unable to flog their current crop of players or make any new signings.

But that hasn't stopped Morgan from doing his best to try to get Mount – who scored in the Blues' 3-1 win over Norwich on Thursday – to make the Emirates his home next season.

He said: "Hi mate, @masonmount_10 – fancy a new life in North London?"

Gunners fans were quick to comment, with one asking: "Why would you want Mount at Arsenal when we have [Martin] Odegaard?"

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Another said: "No thanks."

Along with a picture of Mount kissing the Chelsea badge, another said: "He gave you the answer to that last night, Piers."

One asked him: "You do realise they can’t sell players don’t you?"

One of Morgan's followers replied with an old tweet of his wishing that Abramovich had bought his beloved Arsenal.

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It read: "I wish Abramovich had bought Arsenal."

Morgan also wants Arsenal to capitalise on Chelsea's crisis by binning manager Mikel Arteta and signing Blues boss Thomas Tuchel.

He tweeted: "Arsenal should break the bank for Thomas Tuchel. We won’t, but we should."

Chelsea will go BANKRUPT in 17 days and be placed into administration if the board can't convince the Government to allow them to sell the club.

But the Government will only allow them to find new owners if Putin crony Abramovich doesn't receive a single penny from the sale.

Digital minister Chris Philp said: "As the licence conditions are written today the sale would not be allowed.

"If a buyer emerged then it would be open to that buyer or to the football club to approach the Government and asked for the licence conditions to be varied in a way that allowed that sale to take place.

"But to be clear, no proposal would be accepted which saw the proceeds of any sale ending up in an unrestricted bank account owned by Abramovich.

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"He can't benefit from the proceeds of any sale."

Chelsea will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, welcoming Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge.

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