Report: Liverpool target Mount may look for £300,000-a-week contract
Chelsea are likely to have to hand Mason Mount terms worth around £300,000-a-week to agree a new contract with the 23-year-old, according to a report from The Telegraph – in news that may alert Liverpool.
Mount’s future has something of a question mark hanging over it. The Telegraph notes that the England international has given no indication that he is keen to leave Stamford Bridge.
However, his current deal has just over 18 months left to run. And with that, there has been speculation that other clubs could look to make a move.
Mount looking for eye-watering contract?
The Telegraph also suggests that discussions over Mount’s future will only resume once he is back from Qatar. But it would appear that Chelsea are going to have to be prepared to spend big to tie him down.
The report suggests that the Blues are likely to have to hand Mount a contract worth around £300,000-a-week. It is noted that that is similar to the amounts Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham will be looking for should they now move.
That is obviously an eye-watering sum. And off the back of this campaign, it is perhaps harder to justify spending that kind of amount.
But Mount is a world-class player. Raheem Sterling recently noted in an interview that he was capable of doing things in training which Phil Foden simply cannot do.
Meanwhile, Joe Cole suggested that he is an ‘unbelievable‘ player. And he should only improve further.
It would be interesting to see what Liverpool would make of such demands if it ever got to that stage. Mohamed Salah is reportedly on a contract worth around £400,000-a-week (The Athletic).
So paying so much for Mount may not appeal to the Reds. But they will surely still be keeping an eye on the situation as Chelsea look to reach an agreement in the coming months.
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