Liverpool see Chelsea contract rebel as ideal Jude Bellingham alternative

Mason Mount, Chelsea (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Mason Mount, Chelsea (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Liverpool are “pushing hard” to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea. This is amid reviewing his contract situation at Stamford Bridge, where he’s showing no signs of wanting to extend his current contract. His current contract runs out next summer.

Liverpool are largely in the market for Jude Bellingham, who will garner a lot of attention in the summer given his desire to play in the Premier League. Bellingham is likely to be the most expensive English player in the transfer market, with Borussia Dortmund valuing him highly. He was also England’s best player as they competed in the World Cup last year.

However, with Mason Mount’s contract running thinly, this might be a better return of investment as far as Liverpool are concerned. Mount is still only 24 years old and proven on the big stage too. He gives the Reds a more attacking element than Bellingham would.

Chelsea are likely to sell some players in the summer and while they’d rather not sell Mount, he could be the first to leave if he doesn’t put pen to paper between now and then. Strengthening a Premier League rival is the last thing Chelsea want to do.

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As for Mount, Liverpool would be a far greater club for him to enter his prime. Chelsea are spending willy-nilly and they don’t gel well as a squad. Liverpool are showing similar form at the moment but the difference between them and Chelsea and the reason they will bounce back is because they’re a collective team, not a team of individuals.

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