Mason Mount has given the clearest indication yet of his likely departure from Chelsea this summer, according to Football Insider
According to sources familiar with the 24-year-predicament, Old Mount’s father has instructed an agency to solicit interest in his services.
The England international’s contract expires in June 2024, and discussions to extend it have not proceeded to the midfielder’s or Chelsea’s taste.
Hill is expecting parity with top-earning Chelsea players like Raheem Sterling and Reece James in order to sign a new contract, according to Football Insider sources last month (15 February).
On the deal he signed in 2019, he presently receives a reported weekly salary of £80,000.
This website reported on Monday (March 13) that Liverpool are in pole position to buy Mount if he leaves Stamford Bridge this summer, with Manchester United also interested.
If a new contract cannot be reached, Chelsea will not hesitate to put the midfielder for sale – although he is unlikely to fetch a high price.
As a result, it is expected that a sum of between £60 and £70 million will be sufficient to entice him away from Stamford Bridge.
Mount has three goals and six assists in 32 regular-season appearances this season.
He is now out with a pelvic injury and did not play as Chelsea moved to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund last week (7 March).
The 36-cap midfielder had two starts and two substitute appearances for England in the World Cup in Qatar.
Mount’s greatest season came in 2021-22, when he had 13 goals and 16 assists in 53 appearances.
In other developments, Football Insider reports that Chelsea’s Todd Boehly is a “big admirer” of the La Liga standout.