• Chelsea announced the signing of Kai Havertz for a $91 million deal last week
  • German journalist Christian Falk said Chelsea star Mason Mount is not happy with Havertz's signing
  • Mount's father, however, has denied Falk's claim on Twitter

Chelsea star Mason Mount is not happy with Kai Havertz’s signing, whom he apparently views as a rival in his position, according to an insider from Germany. However, Mount's father has denied this claim.

The Blues have secured their fourth major signing of the summer when they closed Havertz's staggering £70 million ($91 million) transfer last week. But while the German youngster was indeed an expensive signing, he is expected to play a key role in Frank Lampard’s side plans for the Premier League title in the near future.

However, it seemed not everyone was pleased with the arrival of Havertz at Stamford Bridge. Christian Falk, an insider and head of football at German outlet Bild, claimed on Twitter that Mount is “not happy that he has an expensive rival at his position,” referring to Havertz, who also plays the position of attacking midfielder.

With the fee he came with, Havertz is expected to be utilized by Lampard, which could mean that Mount may struggle with playing time.

However, Mount's father, Tony Mount, quickly shut down Falk’s claim. Replying to Falk's tweet, Tony made it clear that there is no truth to the German journalist's statement when he posted “bull” and a laughing emoji.

As a Chelsea youth product, Mount emerged as an exceptional player for the Blues. He was a regular in the Blues' starting XI last season, scoring seven goals and dishing out five assists in his 37 Premier League appearances.

However, Chelsea’s stacked midfield roster may see Mount not being included in Lampard’s preferred starting XI next season.

Despite possibly having his minutes reduced in the 2020/21 season, the 21-year-old is still expected to play a significant role in the Chelsea squad.

He evidently prefers playing the position of a central attacking midfielder but is more than capable of playing out wide. And though Mount is not as expensive as Havertz yet, he is touted to become one of the best players of his generation, earning compliments from the all-time greats such as Lionel Messi.

Germany midfielder Kai Havertz sat out Leverkusen's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich last November due to injury
Germany midfielder Kai Havertz sat out Leverkusen's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich last November due to injury AFP / Ina Fassbender

Havertz, meanwhile, is approaching the pinnacle of his career. At the age of 21, the former Bayer Leverkusen striker is already one of the world's most lethal attacking midfielders. In his 150 games with Leverkusen's first-team, Havertz managed to score an impressive 46 goals and completed 31 assists.

In his first interview with Chelsea, Havertz admitted that he will be focusing on scoring goals as he and Lampard share the same mentality on the pitch.

Havertz said, “He was very offensive like me and he loves to score goals, and I love to score goals as well so I think he will help me a lot in my position.”