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Liverpool eye up surprise move for Chelsea’s Mason Mount amid contract talks with Juventus also keen

Liverpool eye up an audacious move for Chelsea’s Mason Mount, with the Reds ‘keeping track of uncertainty over his contract’, which has just 18 months left, with Juventus also keen

Mason Mount could be set for a sensational switch to Liverpool, with the Reds thought to be interested in his services as so far unsuccessful contract talks with Chelsea continue.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are joined by Max Allegri’s Juventus in reportedly keeping track of developments between the England star and the club where he has spent his entire career. 

The 23-year-old has only 18 months left on his Stamford Bridge contract, and though discussions have carried on from the summer, they have since been put on hold for Mount to focus on the World Cup, and will not resume until January.  

Liverpool and Juventus are reportedly interested in Mason Mount who has 18 months left on his Chelsea contract

Talks between Mount and the west London club have been put on hold for the World Cup

Talks between Mount and the west London club have been put on hold for the World Cup

Chelsea are thought to be very keen on extending Mount’s deal at the club, and he is even viewed as a future captain in west London, so highly-valued is he to the Blues. 

But his current deal makes him one of the lowest-paid players in Graham Potter’s side despite the fact that the 23-year-old has proven himself to be one of Chelsea’s key players over several seasons now. 

And though he is believed to be highly regarded by the Chelsea hierarchy, their valuation of his importance the team is clearly falling somewhat short of Mount’s own opinion of what he is worth to Potter. 

Mount is believed to be highly-regarded at Stamford Bridge despite talks not reaching a breakthrough

Mount is believed to be highly-regarded at Stamford Bridge despite talks not reaching a breakthrough

The 23-year-old has proven himself to be one of Graham Potter's side's most important players

The 23-year-old has proven himself to be one of Graham Potter’s side’s most important players

Not only is he one of the brightest attacking midfield talents in the country, but Mount also brings more than three seasons of Premier League experience as a mainstay in the Chelsea side. 

He also possesses lethal dead-ball capabilities, and has 26 goals and 24 Premier League assists to his name in 119 Chelsea appearances.  

Interest from Liverpool and Juventus does not necessarily represent a potential progression in his career, but both clubs do bring interesting opportunities for Mount. 

Both sides are in desperate need of midfield reinforcement, and in Liverpool’s case Mount would find little competition for minutes whilst also playing in behind some of Europe’s most clinical forwards in Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz. 

Jurgen Klopp can offer Mount the chance to play behind a lethal strike force

Mount twice lost in cup finals to Liverpool last season

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can offer Mount the chance to play behind a lethal strike force

At Juventus he would find a side that are in need of kickstarting in order to return to their position at the peak of Italian football, desperately bereft of creativity in midfield, which Mount would readily supply. 

However, Chelsea have not shown signs of panicking just yet, and the fact that talks have continued for so long shows how keen they are to keep Mount. 

They have shown in recent months how willing they are to reward youth, handing Armando Broja and Reece James extended deals, and the interest of other clubs could only prove to force Chelsea’s hand. 

They will be all too aware of the fact that they have recently lost the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen for nothing last summer, as well as having N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, and Thiago Silva also approaching the end of their own contracts.  

Max Allegri's Juventus side are in desperate need of creativity from an ailing midfield

Max Allegri’s Juventus side are in desperate need of creativity from an ailing midfield


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