Rumours have been growing in the past number of weeks regarding Mason Mount’s future at Chelsea. The 24-year-old is reportedly reluctant to sign a long-term deal and ESPN’s Senior Writer James Olley writes that contract discussions between the two parties have now stalled.
Mount’s current contract expires in the summer of 2024. The England international is now earning £80,000 a week but Olley writes that Mount wants a significant pay-rise. His teammate Reece James recently signed a new contract with Chelsea worth £250,000 a week.
Although Mount is not currently said to be pushing to leave Chelsea, the contract standoff has given Liverpool some hope that a deal could be made to sign Mount. The midfielder is said to be open to playing for another Premier League club.
Olley writes that Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus are also reported to be eyeing a move for Mount, who undoubtedly will have no shortage of takers if he cannot agree new terms with Chelsea.
With Liverpool set to rebuild their midfield in the summer, Mount is of the exact profile and quality needed for an elite midfield in the Premier League.
If a new contract cannot be agreed with Chelsea by this summer, the report states Chelsea may seek to cash in on Mount during the summer transfer window as he will only have one year left on his contract.