Liverpool are reportedly interested in making a surprise move for Chelsea and England star Mason Mount, according to journalist Jacob Steinberg.
The Lowdown: Mount stars for club and country
The 23-year-old has matured into a formidable footballer in recent years, turning himself into a key figure for both club and country.
With the midfielder’s current Blues deal expiring in 2024, however, there is some doubt over his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Latest: Liverpool monitoring Mount’s situation
The journalist tweeted a link to that report, stating:
“Liverpool and Juventus tracking Mason Mount with Chelsea contract talks on hold.”
The Verdict: Hard to see it happening
Mount could be a superb prospective signing for Liverpool – Joe Cole has described him as ‘unbelievable‘ – capable of taking up the right-sided central midfield position and also thriving as a number 10 for Chelsea.
His aforementioned end product is already highly impressive at the age of just 23 and he appears to possess a level of tactical intelligence and fitness which would surely appeal to Jurgen Klopp.
That being said, it seems very unlikely that Chelsea would ever allow Mount to join Liverpool, with the likelihood being that he will ultimately extend his stay in west London, given his attachment to the Stamford Bridge club.
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