Mason Mount has been rumoured with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, following an influx of several players into the club.
The midfielder is thought to want to triple his reported weekly wage of £80,000, which would make him one of the club’s highest earners.
But should a deal not be struck, Chelsea may look to cash in on Mount, with his contract set to run out in 18 months.
Mount ‘highly likely’ to join Liverpool
Fresh reports are suggesting that Liverpool are ‘increasingly confident of stealing Mason Mount away from Chelsea’, claim talkSPORT.
The report states that Klopp considers Mount the ‘ideal addition’ to his midfield, which has struggled this season.
Meanwhile, sources close to Mount have allegedly hinted that a move to Anfield is ‘highly likely’.
Selling an academy product like Mount, especially to a big-six rival, could go down badly with Blues fans.
However, the big-money arrival of Enzo Fernandez is likely to have a knock-on affect on Chelsea’s wage bill, whilst Mount will want to compete at the highest level.
Ornstein on Mount’s contract
Transfer expert David Ornstein has provided an update on contract negotiations between the 24-year-old and Chelsea, claiming talks have “stalled”, paving a way for his potential exit.
He told The Athletic: “The interested parties may be encouraged to learn that, currently, talks about extending Mount’s Chelsea career have been paused and — given the need for Graham Potter’s men to focus on finishing well in the top flight and Europe — they are not expected to resume until the summer.
“Once the season has ended and the conversations are picked up, Mount will have 12 months left and Chelsea’s intention is to secure the academy graduate to fresh terms or approve a sale.”
The Cobham graduate has made a total of 190 appearances for Chelsea, whilst scoring 33 goals and helping them win the Champions League in 2021.