Mason Mount is reportedly preparing to say goodbye to Chelsea fans this weekend amid reports that the midfielder will leave the club this summer, with Liverpool in the mix.
According to the Evening Standard will bid farewell to Blues supporters on Sunday, with Mount increasingly likely to leave Chelsea this summer. Liverpool have been strongly linked with the 24-year-old playmaker, yet Manchester United’s interest has spiked in recent days.
As reported by David Ornstein, the Red Devils are now Mount’s preference when it comes to a summer move, an update that could serve as a hammer blow for Liverpool who looked like the most likely side to sign the England international in the coming weeks.
Mount’s profile is perfect for what Jurgen Klopp is looking for in the market, and whilst the midfielder is now seemingly set on leaving Chelsea, the playmaker’s preference to move to Old Trafford will sting for Liverpool and supporters.
Indeed, whilst Erik Ten Hag has done a good job at United, a good case could be made that Klopp’s latest project at Liverpool has a more exciting long-term feel than what the Dutchman has in store at Manchester. And for Mount, joining the Red Devils could be a mistake.
Liverpool should not leave Mount chase just yet amid Chelsea exit
The transfer window is yet to officially open, yet the twist and turns in Mount’s future has already loaded out rumour sites and discussion forums ten times over. And for Liverpool, they can’t give up on the Chelsea man just yet despite United’s stance.
As we know, Mount is ideal for Klopp’s system and has all the tools needed to succeed at Anfield, and the playmaker could be convinced with a move to Merseyside if Liverpool can work on a package and a pitch that will convince the 24-year-old to join the Reds.