Reported Liverpool transfer target Mason Mount could now have played his last game for Chelsea.
Mount has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, as his contract at Stamford Bridge ticks down. It hasn’t been the best season for Mount – or for Chelsea – and as per quotes from Frank Lampard today, it could be coming to a premature end.
“Reece [James] is unavailable, probably for the season. Mason [Mount]’s the same. Reece has a hamstring. Mason’s carrying a pelvic injury,” Lampard said via journalist Ben Jacobs on Twitter. “He’s been trying, but will have minor surgery [and] a four-week recovery.”
Mount future still unclear
If things go as Liverpool hope they will, Mount may never be seen in a Chelsea shirt again. Obviously, a lot has to happen for that to come to pass, but it’s a real possibility now.
The next time the 24-year-old is out on the pitch in the Premier League, perhaps it’ll be as a Liverpool player.
For now, that still hangs in the balance. Reports early this week have suggested that Chelsea have a renewed confidence that talks with Mount will have a positive ending. However, there remains no breakthrough.
As a result, rumours of a Liverpool coup will persist. If Chelsea insist upon their £70m valuation for Mount, then they won’t persist endlessly, but for the time being the Reds should remain upbeat on their chances.
Of course, Mount could recover in time to have an emotional farewell at Stamford Bridge. Perhaps he’ll still even be persuaded to stay at the club.
As things stand though, there’s a distinct possibility that the England international’s 195th game for Chelsea was his last. We watch on with interest.