According to reports, Liverpool is planning a surprise bid for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount if he does not agree to a new contract.

Mount returned to Stamford Bridge after representing England at the World Cup, where he started the first two group games for Gareth Southgate’s side.

After the Three Lions were eliminated in the quarter-finals, the 23-year-old has returned to Blues training and will be in contention to face Bournemouth when Chelsea’s Premier League season resumes on December 27.

Mount, who has been a key member of the squad for several seasons, has two goals and two assists this Premier League season.

Last season, however, the midfielder demonstrated his full potential, scoring 11 goals and providing 10 assists in the league.

In fact, he has scored and assisted in double figures in each of his three seasons with the Blues.

If Mount were to leave Stamford Bridge, it would be a huge shock. But, with his future uncertain, that is a possibility.

His current contract expires in 2024, and Chelsea would like to extend it. However, the Daily Mirror first reported Liverpool’s interest in Mount last month, when it was claimed that the Blues had not offered Mount the wage he desired.

As a result, if the Blues are unable to reach an agreement, they may be forced to sell one of their star players. And Jurgen Klopp’s team is on high alert.

Liverpool is ‘waiting for Mount’s offer.

There are a lot of English clubs watching this [Mount contract] situation,” journalist Simon Phillips told GiveMeSport. I know Liverpool to be one of them.

“They’re looking into it. They’ll be there waiting if it doesn’t get signed.”

According to the Daily Mail, Mount rejected a £200,000-per-week contract extension with Chelsea last month, preferring a wage closer to that of new signing Raheem Sterling, who reportedly earns £300,000 per week.

It’s unclear whether Liverpool could afford such a high salary, but Mount would undoubtedly add a new dimension to their midfield.

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Mount, in addition to his work rate, energy, and movement, would be a valuable goalscoring option, which is currently lacking in Klopp’s midfield.

If an opportunity to sign the England international presents itself, the Reds may have to wait a while, but it may be worth the wait.

By michel

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