Why Mason Mount's Chelsea contract talks have broken down amid Liverpool interest

Why Mason Mount's Chelsea contract talks have broken down amid Liverpool interest
Jan 1970

Mason Mount's contract talks with boyhood club Chelsea have reportedly broken down, with the attacker rejecting the latest terms and holding out for close to GBP250,000 per week, according to reports.

The English midfielder has risen through Chelsea's famous Cobham Academy, and played a key role in their famous 2021 Champions League win, grabbing the assist for the only goal of the game.

He has struggled since, however, and continues to divide his own fanbase. Now, the 24-year-old is down to the final 18 months in his contract and, as it stands, could walk away from Stamford Bridge for free in the summer of 2023.

Now, as per the Daily Mail, the Chelsea man has rejected the latest contract offer put on the table by his club, due to the fact that he felt he would not be paid in line with the top players in west London.

They add that Mount 'wants to treble his GBP80,000-a-week wages but the club are offering significantly less than they are paying expensive recruits like Raheem Sterling'.


It comes amid reported interest from Liverpool in the Englishman should he become available, with Jurgen Klopp thought to be a big fan of Mount and in desperate need of revamping his midfield in the summers to come, with the Reds currently suffering their worst ever season under the German coach.

However, this has been refuted by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who revealed on Monday that "I'm told negotiations are still ongoing between Chelsea and Mason Mount, so let's see how the conversation will go in the next weeks and months."

Chelsea are expected to sell several homegrown talents in the coming transfer windows, as it will allow them to continue their overhaul while remaining within the financial fair play boundaries. Homegrown sales are recorded as pure profit, which will allow them to spend further amounts in transfer market.

However, they will be desperately keen not to allow Mount to be one of those.

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