Mason Mount is currently one of the lower earners in the squad.
According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, Liverpool would be pulling off a “huge coup” by signing England midfielder Mason Mount for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The 23-year-old is currently in Qatar on World Cup duty with England. He is an important player in Southgate’s squad.
As per the reports of The Telegraph, Mount’s contract talks with Chelsea have stalled, with the midfielder reportedly prepared to demand a £300k-per-week deal, with the academy graduate’s current deal expiring in 2024.
The Guardian adds that both Liverpool and Juventus are keeping tabs on the Blues starlet, though it is believed that the Chelsea hierarchy are still confident that the forward-minded midfielder will commit his future to the club shortly.
The same outlet also reports that the 23-year-old Englishman is currently one of the lower earners in the squad and would like a deal to reflect his contribution to the club since becoming a regular for the Blues at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
O’Rourke admits that it would be a “massive shock” if Mount was unable to agree on a new deal at Stamford Bridge and made the move to Anfield.
O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “It’d be a huge coup. Mason Mount has been a top performer in the Premier League now for the last few seasons with Chelsea.
“I think it would come as a massive shock if Chelsea weren’t to agree a new deal with Mason Mount.”
The former Derby County loanee has netted 32 goals and registered 37 assists in 181 appearances for the West London club. It would be a surprise to see Graham Potter lose such a critical player to a direct Premier League rival.
The Chelsea star would likely get regular gam under Jurgen Klopp and if Liverpool can adhere to his contract demands, it may be a move that the midfielder chooses to make in an upcoming transfer window.
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