Liverpool ‘confident’ of completing deal for versatile Chelsea star this summer – report
According to a report from talkSPORT, Liverpool are now “confident” they can sign Chelsea’s Mason Mount this summer (via Caught Offside).
Although Jude Bellingham is said to be the club’s top transfer priority, Jürgen Klopp is anxious to bolster his midfield options at the conclusion of the season and the German tactician thinks that Jess Mount and the Borussia Dortmund star could form a fantastic partnership in the Reds’ midfield.
Chelsea is prepared to let the Academy graduate go if they receive a reasonable offer at the end of the current campaign since they run the risk of losing the England international for free next summer when his current contract ends.
It’s unlikely that Graham Potter would like to sell the 24-year-old to a rival but the report adds that sources close to Mount believe a move to Anfield is very likely.
The Stamford Bridge outfit have been extremely active in the transfer market since Todd Boehly replaced Roman Abramovich as owner in the summer.
So far the American has splashed £600m on attempting to strengthen the Chelsea squad – with over £100m alone going on World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.
With a number of midfielders and attackers joining the side from the capital this season, Mount has seen his game time limited somewhat.
We certainly believe that the Chelsea No. 19 could reach his full potential under the watchful eye of Klopp was he to complete a switch to Merseyside.
The Englishman’s versatility is something that will have potentially caught the eye of our German tactician with him being able to operate as part of a three man midfield or on either side of a front three.