Mason Mount’s future at Chelsea is unclear as of yet, but Liverpool’s admiration for the hard-working midfielder has been documented thoroughly since the initial interest drummed up.
The West Londoners are eager to keep hold of English international Mount and are believed to continuing negotiations.
However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested the talks are far from plain sailing and that both parties are struggling to find a middle ground.
“I’m aware of some rumours that Mason Mount is not injured and is out of the Chelsea squad for other reasons,” Romano told CaughtOffside.
“I have no confirmation on the speculation, but for sure the contract situation isn’t helping Mount right now.
“It’s not an easy negotiation for the new contract. I’m aware of Liverpool interest, but it’s too early to say where Mason will end up.”
Liverpool would have to fork out approximately £65m for Mount’s services, but Mount’s Premier League experience and desire to play would be welcomed at Anfield.
Chelsea are in full control of the situations as things stand, but the contract difficulties shift this transfer saga in favour of the Merseyside club.
Potter and his entourage are in a sticky situation with Mount, and with his contract expiring in 2024, they will be looking to get a maximum price if a deal with another club materialises.