Liverpool will be hoping to keep the pressure up on fourth-placed Manchester United when they face Aston Villa on Saturday.
Just one point separates Jurgen Klopp’s team from the Red Devils at the moment in the Premier League standings, but Erik ten Hag’s team do have a game in hand.
The departure of four of the Reds’ current first team players was announced on Wednesday, and the club will likely be looking to bolster its roster with a number of new recruits this summer.
But as of right now, it seems as though one of their top targets for the upcoming summer transfer window might become available.
Mason Mount, a midfielder for Chelsea, will reportedly be sold this summer if he declines to agree to a new deal with the team, according to Football Insider.
The midfielder’s current contract is set to expire next summer and his representatives have been in talks with the club about an extension.
The negotiations, however, have stalled, and it is now being said that the England international will be traded this summer if he doesn’t agree to a new contract.
If Mount doesn’t sign a new contract, he might leave Chelsea this summer.
Mount, 24, made his Blues senior debut in 2019 and has since been a key player for the west London team, winning the club’s player of the year award each of the last two seasons.
In 195 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, the Englishman has tallied 33 goals and 37 assists overall.
According to the rumor, Mount will discuss his future with incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino in the hopes that the Argentine can convince Mount to stay, though he will not have any control over the financial terms of the offer.
Mount, who is thought to currently make around £80,000 per week, is eager to secure a significant pay raise, but Chelsea is holding firm to their offer, so the player may leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
According to reports, the midfielder wants to be paid at least as much as his teammates Raheem Sterling and Reece James, the latter of whom signed a new contract earlier this season.
In order to prevent losing Mount for free the following season, Chelsea may sell him during the upcoming transfer window. Mount will be eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club beginning in January.