Liverpool are interested in Chelsea star Mason Mount, with the midfielder still waiting on a contract offer from the Blues.
Liverpool want Chelsea star Mason Mount, with the England midfielder stalling over a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
With the influx of new stars in west London, Mount is now one of Chelsea’s lowest-paid first-teamers. With just 18 months on his current contract, it’s still not certain that he’ll remain at the club beyond this season either, especially with the club in transition.
Mount has been at Chelsea since the age of six years old but Liverpool have a long-standing interest in the 24-year-old and are eyeing the situation carefully.
According to the Guardian(opens in new tab), Liverpool are monitoring the contract situation. With the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out of contract this summer, with others like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho coming under fire for poor performances, a rebuild is due.
Liverpool’s imminent sale(opens in new tab) would make Mount a huge statement buy for the new regime – though with Mount approaching the end of his contract, he may not cost as much as some expect.
Liverpool are also said to be interested in Jude Bellingham, with Borussia Dortmund apparently demanding nine figures.
Fabinho, Stefan Bajcetic, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Arthur Melo, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho are all options in midfield for Jurgen Klopp – though the six-time European champions have only made one permanent signing in the last four years who had experience playing in midfield before arriving at Anfield.
Liverpool and Chelsea are also said to be fighting over Moises Caicedo of Brighton. The Ecuadorian is valued by the Seagulls at £75 million, with Chelsea keener to drop that asking price to around £55m.
Mount is valued at around €75m by Transfermarkt(opens in new tab).
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