Monday, January 30, 2023

Liverpool informed of Chelsea stance on Mason Mount sale after England star rejects contract

Liverpool informed of Chelsea stance on Mason Mount sale after England star rejects contract

After Mason Mount rejected a contract extension at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool were informed of their possibilities of signing the England international.

The midfielder reportedly rejected a lucrative new contract because he desires compensation on par with the club’s highest earners.

The Telegraph  has previously stated that both Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring Mount’s predicament, since he has rejected a £200,000-per-week deal and his future is becoming increasingly uncertain.

His current contract expires in 2024, and the 23-year-old has been a mainstay in the Chelsea team under a number of head coaches. Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes it would take a hefty transfer fee to sign Mount, despite the fact that he has only one year remaining on his contract.

“Players of Mount’s ilk do not come around very often,” Robinson told Football Insider. “Look, Chelsea will be desperate to keep hold of him so they will struggle to get him. There is also an emotional connection between the player and Chelsea.

“Realistically, can I see it happening? No. Would it benefit Liverpool? Yes, hugely. Financially it would have to be a big offer, even if he gets into the last 12 months of his contract. Chelsea will fight tooth and nail to keep him. It would take a huge fee.”

Liverpool have been unable to compete in the transfer market with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea because to their financial difficulties. It remains to be seen whether they would be able to pay Mount.

The team of Jurgen Klopp has a substantial number of funds available for a prospective Jude Bellingham transfer, but since they face stiff competition to recruit the youngster if they fail out, they may shift their attention to Mount.

Mount would be a good match for Klopp’s high-pressing style as a hard-working midfielder, but Liverpool would have the same dilemma as Chelsea if Mount wishes to be among the highest paid at £300,000 per week.

The Reds broke their strict wage structure in order to reward Mohamed Salah with a new contract, but they will be hesitant to award Mount a similar deal.

In the midst of significant turmoil, it remains to be seen if Liverpool will maintain the same transfer strategy. After criticism over the owners’ lack of investing, Fenway Sports Group is considering an outright sale of the club, while Klopp is expected to have greater control over the club’s finances.

Julian Ward, who replaced Michael Edwards when the transfer head departed Anfield, is also planning to leave the club at the conclusion of the season, but he will remain in his post as sports director.

Liverpool informed of Chelsea stance on Mason Mount sale after England star rejects contract

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