According to football journalist Simon Phillips, Liverpool are interested in Chelsea star Mason Mount
In January, the Blues midfielder will enter the final 18 months of his deal. Chelsea are anxious to sign him to a new contract, but if they fail to do so within the next several months, Liverpool could take advantage.
According to a journalist, Liverpool is keeping a close eye on Chelsea’s Mason Mount Mount is a Chelsea through and through.
The playmaker joined the club’s academy at the age of six and has progressed through the levels to become the player he is today. The 23-year-old, dubbed ‘phenomenal’ by Antonio Rudiger, has played over 180 times for Chelsea so far, but talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge haven’t gone well, according to sources.
The Guardian reported last month that talks had been halted because the two parties were unable to achieve an agreement. The Telegraph then revealed that Chelsea will have to offer the Englishman a huge £300,000-a-week contract to keep him.
Phillips now claims that Liverpool is keeping an eye on Mount’s status at Chelsea and waiting for an opportunity to pounce on him in 2023.
“A lot of English clubs are watching this issue,” the journalist told GiveMeSport. I know Liverpool to be one of them. They’re keeping an eye on it.
“If it’s (a new contract at Chelsea) not going to be signed, they’re (Liverpool) going to be there waiting.”
Phil Foden admires him.
Along with Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka, Foden is perhaps the best young English player on the planet.
The Manchester City man works alongside some of the best players in the world under Pep Guardiola every day – so he knows a top-quality talent when he sees one. He thinks Mount belongs in that group.
Mount was described as a “great player” who is “very difficult” to play against by Foden in 2021. Just before this year’s World Cup, the Manchester City star enthused about the Chelsea man again, stating he likes him a lot because of his ability to receive the ball “in the pocket on the half-turn and can make the killer pass or shoot from distance.”
Mount is a terrific player, and if Liverpool can get him, they should. However, we believe he will sign a new contract with his old team.