‘He’ll play at Liverpool’ – Fabrizio Romano weighs up Mason Mount’s Chelsea future amid Liverpool interest
Fabrizio Romano has explained that “Liverpool are aware of the situation” regarding Mason Mount’s Chelsea future, but insists that talks over a new deal at Stamford Bridge have not yet completely collapsed.
The England international is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract with the Blues in the summer and a new deal has yet to be agreed.
Reports suggest Jurgen Klopp’s side are “confident” they can complete a move for the versatile midfielder as the Reds look to bolster their options in the center of the park ahead of next season.
“I’ve been asked about the links between Mason Mount and Newcastle. So far no preference has been confirmed by the player as talks with Chelsea are on hold but not 100% collapsed yet,” Romano told Caught Offside.
“Liverpool is aware of the situation. but there are other clubs waiting to hear the terms of a deal should Chelsea sell Mountain in the summer.”
New Chelsea owner Todd Boley has already spent £600m on strengthening his squad this season and so Mount has seen his playing time limited in recent weeks, with the likes of Joao Felix and Enzo Fernandez selected by Graham Potter.
Therefore, the Portsmouth-born talent may believe now is the time to call it a day in west London, and is reportedly interested in playing under Klopp.
The German tactician is known for getting the absolute best out of his players and it would be interesting to see how the 24-year-old would fare on Merseyside.
In other news, Carlo Ancelotti is sent to Real Madrid. A fairly straightforward message from Liverpool and Karim Benzema’s injury update