Mason Mount only has one more season remaining on his Chelsea contract, and the two sides are reportedly far apart in negotiations.
Liverpool are reportedly keeping a close eye on Chelsea’s Mason Mount as negotiations for a contract extension continue to stall.
Mount, 24, has been with Chelsea since he was six years old, racking up 190 appearances and 33 goals for the club since breaking into the first team for the 2019-20 season.
An England regular with 36 international caps, Mount is a crucial part of Chelsea’s midfield options, although his minutes have been far less secure under Graham Potter than previous managers.
Of his 19 Premier League starts this campaign, Mount has been subbed off 12 times, and the club are reportedly hesitant to meet his contract demands.
Mount only has one more season remaining on his deal before he will be able to leave on a free transfer, and the Daily Mail is reporting Liverpool are hovering for an opportunity to pry him away.
The report claims Mount is aiming to triple his current £80,000-per-week wages, which would bring him in line with recent transfer acquisitions, as well as 23-year-old team-mate Reece James, who was rewarded with a £250,000-per-week deal in September.
If Chelsea are not able to lock up their talented midfielder by the end of the season, they will likely be forced into a sale.