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REPORT: Liverpool pursued Chelsea midfielder in the summer but only wanted to pay £40 million

Most supporters are probably happy this did not materialize.

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Liverpool pursued Mason Mount last summer but were only willing to pay £40 million for the midfielder.

That is according to a new report from The Athletic’s James Pearce.

Liverpool had been heavily linked to Mount in the lead-up to the summer transfer window but the 24-year-old eventually signed for Manchester United for around £60 million, £20 million more than what Liverpool were willing to pay.

Liverpool were turned off by Chelsea’s asking price for Mount as they did not value the player over £40 million, especially with one year left on his Chelsea deal at the time.

However, as a Champions League winner and England international, Chelsea valued Mount much higher.

The Reds ultimately decided to pursue other targets, signing a different 24-year-old in World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister as their first purchase of the summer.

The further additions of Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch as part of Liverpool’s seismic midfield rebuild have made Liverpool supporters happy.




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