The future of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is now in doubt after the player rejected a new contract, according to the Daily Mail.
As per the report, talks between the 24-year-old and the Blues have broken down.
The England international rejected a contract offer after he felt undervalued compared to other senior Chelsea players earn, as well as a number of their new signings.
Mount has less than 18 months left on his deal at Stamford Bridge, and he wants to treble his £80,000-a-week salary at the club.
Negotiations are expected to resume in the future, but at the moment, Mount’s future is up in the air.
According to The Guardian towards the end of last year, the Reds are keeping a close eye on the midfielder’s contract situation at Chelsea.
Mount rejects new contract offer
With Liverpool crying out for midfield reinforcements this summer, signing Mount on a cut-price deal would be a good bit of business for Jurgen Klopp.
At 24-years-old, the Blues star has made 125 Premier League appearances, during which he has bagged 27 goals and 24 assists.
With this wealth of experience, Mount would be a huge asset to the youngsters coming through the Kirkby academy, as they would be able to learn from his detailed insights.
For example, Reds midfielder Stefan Bajcetic hailed the England international after playing against Chelsea recently, labelling him as a ‘world-class player’.
However, the issue his current club are having would also prove prohibitive for Liverpool to do a deal.
The Merseyside outfit have never been one to splash huge money on extremely lucrative contracts. The exception here is Mohamed Salah, who earns an incredible £350,000-a-week.
Mount wouldn’t be deemed anywhere near the level of Salah or Virgil van Dijk at Anfield, meaning it’s unlikely the Reds would be willing to beat Chelsea’s contract offer.