Liverpool report: Mason Mount set for move at the end of the season

Liverpool target Mason Mount of England reacts during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on September 26, 2022 in London, England.
(Image credit: Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Liverpool are growing increasingly confident of landing Mason Mount this summer – despite Mauricio Pochettino joining as manager. 

That's according to one report, which says that Chelsea are becoming less and less sure that the Cobham graduate will remain at Stamford Bridge beyond his current deal. Mount is out of contract in 2024 and is rumoured to be less than keen on signing a long-term extension in line with some of the more recent arrivals in west London.

The influx of new Blues also makes Chelsea's hand difficult in negotiations, with England star Mount no longer one of the better-paid players at the club. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, however, is ready to step in.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool FC at Elland Road on April 17, 2023 in Leeds, England.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a reported fan of Mason Mount (Image credit: Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

"There is still no sign he will agree an extension," The Guardian says regarding Mount's situation, with the star most likely to end up at Liverpool, according to the outlet. 

There had been increased confidence that a new manager could be able to tempt the midfielder to remain at the Bridge – but the impasse appears to be much the same as it was under the final few days of Graham Potter.

Mount has not broken into interim manager Frank Lampard's XI with any more regularity than he did under Potter, either.

The 24-year-old is also said to be of interest to former manager Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich and Arsenal, whose priority target this summer is Mount's childhood friend, Declan Rice. A bidding war may ensue for his signature.

Declan Rice of West Ham looks dejected during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on March 1, 2023 in Manchester, England.

Mount's close friend, Declan Rice, is also suspected to be on the move this summer (Image credit: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The Guardian notes that Mateo Kovacic could also leave Chelsea, leaving the Blues two midfielders short before Pochettino even steps in. 

Mount is valued to be worth around €65 million, according to Transfermarkt

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Liverpool's failed pursuit of Jude Bellingham has led to discussion over who is to blame, with This Is Anfield writing that the fault lies with both Jurgen Klopp and ownership FSG for FourFourTwo.

The Reds are looking at a number of possible alternatives, including Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern MunichInter Milan star Nicolo BarellaBrighton midfielder Moises Caidedo and Chelsea fringe midfielder Conor Gallagher. Ex-Red Jose Enrique has questioned whether the Merseysiders even needed Bellingham, anyway.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.