Mason Mount is reportedly tipped to sign a new contract with Chelsea despite strong interest from Liverpool, with a final round of contract talks planned for the England international.
According to journalist Dean Jones, transfer insiders believe the 24-year-old will eventually reach an agreement to extend his Chelsea contract, an update that could be a massive blow for Liverpool with Mount currently one of the Reds’ leading midfield targets for the summer.
Valued at £70m, Liverpool are keen to spend big on overhauling their midfield after what has been a season to forget for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with Mount a player who could add a lot of value to the Reds’ squad in the summer transfer window.
However, this latest update could stop Liverpool in their tracks to sign Mount, with Chelsea set to make one final attempt to secure the midfielder’s future at the club for the years to come as insiders now believe the 24-year-old will remain at Stamford Bridge.
Indeed, many would consider Mount to be the perfect midfield signing for Liverpool aside from Jude Bellingham, and the Reds missing out on another top target will be a massive blow for Klopp, who could be forced to turn to B-tier options in the summer.
Liverpool could make early move to sign Mason Mount
Mount’s future is an uncertain as they come, with the playmaker seemingly torn between staying at Chelsea or moving to Liverpool to make a fresh start, and for the Reds, they should be looking to make an early move for the midfielder before the opening of the window.
An offer at this stage could be what’s needed to tip the balance in Liverpool’s favour, and with insiders predicting that Mount will sign a new deal with Chelsea, an early-bird special could be the only way the Reds secure the midfielder’s signature this summer.