Major development in Liverpool’s pursuit for wantaway Chelsea midfielder

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) /

Liverpool are pushing for a late pursuit to qualify for the Champions League next season. It looks out of their favour unless results from other teams go their way. It’s not been their finest season but they have managed to stay afloat and within touching distance, the same which can’t be said for their league rivals Chelsea.

Chelsea have had an absolutely horrific season and they don’t look like they’ll come away with anything substantial enough to please the fans. Playing under new manager Frank Lampard until at least the end of this season, it would be a surprise if they even finish in the top half of the table.

Therefore, you can understand players’ frustrations. Particularly those players who have been at the club the longest, since they’re used to competing in the league and in Europe, two feats they’ve failed to achieve this term.

One player who certainly isn’t happy is Mason Mount. Despite playing under his favourite manager at the moment, the English midfielder looks likely to leave in the summer. His reason for leaving is more financial since Todd Boehly refuses to meet his wage demands.

Liverpool are the club which are heavily linked with a move for Mount, and understandably so. They’re in desperate need of signing a midfielder in the summer since this is the bleakest position for them at the moment.

According to Football Insider, the Liverpool board have crafted and approved a contract offer to table as part of a “box-office deal”. It’s thought that Chelsea themselves are preparing a fresh offer but given the time it’s taken and Boehly’s plans to cut their wage bill, it doesn’t look likely that the Blues will keep their homegrown talent.

Where do you think Mason Mount will be playing next season, if not at Stamford Bridge?