David Ornstein confirms fascinating Liverpool transfer target
According to David Ornstein, who stated that Jurgen Klopp’s team is one of the interested parties, Chelsea’s decision to halt negotiations to extend Mason Mount’s stay at Stamford Bridge until the summer has increased Liverpool’s prospects of signing him in the summer.
The Reds are understood to be interested in the England international whose current terms are set to expire in 2024, as things currently stand.
“Negotiations between Chelsea and Mount over a new contract have not yet led to an agreement, with several offers made last summer and in the autumn rejected by the 24-year-old,” the reporter wrote for The Athletic.
“That has led to speculation that Mount could depart his boyhood side, and reports have suggested a number of suitors, most notably Liverpool, will attempt to prise him away from west London.
“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.”
With 31 appearances for the Blues this season (across all competitions), the 24-year-old has contributed to nine goals, and if promises regarding playing time cannot be made, he will certainly welcome serious interest from possible suitors.
The likes of Stefan Stefan Bajcetic may end up saving us millions in the summer market, though it still doesn’t change the fact that at least two new options in the middle of the park will be required to breathe new life into a struggling department.
A potential midfield three comprised of the Spaniard, Mount and, hopefully, Jude Bellingham would certainly look promising and have the makings of a balanced selection, though only time will tell how high up on the Red’s shortlist the former Englishman is and how appealing their project looks.