Liverpool have genuine interest in a potential transfer for Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount and feel they could get a bargain.
The England international hasn’t been at his best this season, but remains a highly regarded talent, Ben Jacobs told CaughtOffside in his exclusive column.
Mount is about to enter the final year of his Chelsea deal but doesn’t appear to be making much progress on committing his future to the Blues, so he could head for one of his rivals on the cheap. be. .
Liverpool could make a signing or two in that area of the pitch. A good mount should fit snugly on the side of Jürgen Klopp.
Interest from the LFC is genuine, but Chelsea will try to resume talks with the 24-year-old at the end of the season, Jacobs said.
“Liverpool’s interest in Mason Mount is genuine and the Chelsea midfielder could use this to his advantage in contract negotiations. Doing so is a top priority, and this remains unchanged today.
“Negotiations have stalled to some extent, but Chelsea’s focus on the always busy January window and at the same time prioritizing the mount didn’t necessarily make much difference as the terms of the two teams are quite far apart.
“Mount’s contract expires in the summer of 2024, but Liverpool know they have a chance to grab a bargain.”
“Chelsea are not at the level of productivity they had last season, when they scored 11 goals in the Premier League, but they want to keep their mount.
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“Chelsea are expected to start talks again at the end of this season and will be encouraged by the fact that Mount had previously suggested he would like to extend his stay at the club from the age of six.
“Although the renewal is not guaranteed or even close, the desire to find an agreement (and Chelsea’s appreciation for Mount) has not changed.
“However, Mount’s ‘automatic’ position within the current team is probably .
“I think it’s hard for a veteran player to adapt to so many new players and I hope Mount will rediscover his form later in the season.
‘But it’s not easy for him to go from being widely admired to being noticed before he kicks the ball. I know what it can do.”