Mason Mount: Chelsea encounter transfer difficulty before final talks as Fabrizio Romano provides Liverpool update

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount Credit: Alamy
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount Credit: Alamy

Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the future of Mason Mount after other reports regarding how much Chelsea want for the Liverpool target.

Mount is approaching the final year of his contract with Chelsea. As things stand, a renewal looks unlikely. The main difference between the two parties at present seems to be the proposed length of any renewal.

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Consequently, there have been links with the likes of Liverpool, as well as other Premier League suitors such as Man Utd.

Recently, Tottenham Hotspur also emerged as rival contenders for Mount, amid revelations that Chelsea are seeking £70million to sell him.

Liverpool look the likeliest candidates to sign Mount, though, because of their urgent need to replenish their midfield.

According to Romano, though, it is highly unlikely that Chelsea will be able to receive their asking price for the 24-year-old.

“I think it’s going to be difficult to get £70m for Mason Mount,” Romano wrote for Caught Offside.

“At the moment, Chelsea and Mount have still a small chance to continue together with a final round of talks in the next months… but if there will be no agreement again, Mount will be available on the market.

Liverpool remain interested, as said many times; and for sure Chelsea will try to sign a new midfielder in the summer.”

Chelsea can create Mason Mount bidding war – but not to their ideal price

Mount has made 32 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea so far this season. During that time, he has scored three goals and supplied six assists.

Across his whole Chelsea career, the academy graduate has amassed 192 appearances, 33 goals and 37 assists. He has also undergone loan spells with Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County. But Mount could soon be due for the first permanent transfer of his career.

Liverpool’s interest makes a lot of sense, since they will lose Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on free transfers in the summer. Mount would be an obvious upgrade on either, while providing more creativity.

The race to sign him is wide open, though. Chelsea seem to be hoping for a bidding war, which is achievable given the amount of interest. But the auction might not reach the levels they are hoping for.

Indeed, an asking price of £70m is on the optimistic side for a player who would otherwise be available for free in 2024.

Chelsea will just have to carefully consider any offers that come their way, be that from Liverpool, Man Utd, Tottenham or anyone else.

There have also been suggestions that Mount could follow Thomas Tuchel to Bayern Munich. However, some other sources are sceptical about how concrete those plans are.

Mount’s future is all to play for, but for the time being, he must continue to focus on his remaining commitments with Chelsea.

Meanwhile, a trusted source has ruled out Chelsea or Liverpool buying a Bundesliga centre-back this summer.

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