Report: Liverpool now monitoring Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount
Liverpool are interested in Mason Mount, with the Guardian reporting that talks between Chelsea and the midfielder over a new contract are now on hold.
Mount is gearing up for the World Cup with England. He goes into the tournament probably not in the best form, with just two goals so far this season.
However, that is not stopping two European heavyweights from monitoring his situation at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool interested in Mason Mount
The Guardian reports that Mount is out of contract with the Blues at the end of next season. And while there is optimism that an agreement over a fresh deal can be reached, it is not guaranteed. He currently earns £88,000-a-week, according to Spotrac.
The report suggests that discussions will now not take place any sooner than January, with the 23-year-old now focused on trying to help the Three Lions triumph in Qatar.
The uncertainty has prompted clubs to ask about his availability. According to the Guardian, both Liverpool and Juventus are interested in the attacking midfielder. It is noted that the Reds need to refresh their options in the middle of the park.
Mount would have the potential to be a major signing for Jurgen Klopp’s side. He has 50 goal involvements in 119 games in the Premier League, including 26 goals for Chelsea.
He is also an extremely versatile player.
Klopp has previously spoken of his admiration of Mount. In 2019, he suggested that he was already worth £60 million, if not more (Metro).
Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling suggested that Mount is capable of things Phil Foden simply cannot do, in an interview this week.
It would still appear that Mount extending his contract with Chelsea is the most likely outcome. But while there is an element of doubt, it would appear that Liverpool will keep themselves in the mix.
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