Liverpool plotting a move for England star midfielder after he rejects latest contract
Liverpool are looking to bring unsettled Premier League star Mason Mount to Anfield from Stamford Bridge.
Mount will be out of contract with Chelsea in 2024 and talks have stalled over an extension for the 24-year-old.
According to reports Todd Boehly is dealing with the situation hands-on and is determined to reach an agreement soon.
The English international is currently one of the lowest-paid senior players at Stamford Bridge and wants a salary similar to his England teammates.
Mason Mount on his future
Before the World Cup in Qatar he was asked about his future, and he said
“I have always been so focused on my football since I was in the academy,”
Mount further told the Evening Standard in November.
“I know now there is a lot more media focus on me, but I do not look to much into that. I block it out.”
The Daily Mail reported both parties are still a long way apart from agreeing on terms following Chelsea’s huge January spending, where they splashed more than £300M on new additions.
The English international is a key player for the Blues. He has started 18 of 21 games in the PL this season. However, he has managed just three goals and two assists in this period.
The Reds have already lost their prime transfer target Enzo Fernandez in the winter transfer window and according to The Guardian, Liverpool are monitoring Mount’s situation closely and they have been ‘putting plans in place for a summer move’.
The Merseyside club desperately needs a midfielder. The former Premier League champions tried to sign Jude Bellingham but eventually chose to wait until the summer.
Mount could be a very good option for the English giants as he has PL experience, but everything depends upon how much the Reds can spend at the end.