Word stemming from the media on Friday evening points towards Liverpool giving serious consideration to a move for a key member of the midfield setup at Premier League rivals Chelsea.
The player in the sights of the Reds’ brass? Mason Mount.
The subject of Mount’s future, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the headlines in west London across much of the season to date.
This comes as the powers that be at Stamford Bridge continue work towards tying the English international down for the long-term.
After a contract renewal agreement was at one point viewed as a near formality between the two parties, negotiations have since dragged on in concerning fashion, culminating in suggestions that, should he not commit to fresh terms soon, Mount could be moved on come the summer.
And, as alluded to above, one club keen to take advantage of the situation come in the form of Liverpool.
It is of course common knowledge that Jurgen Klopp and co. are on the lookout for fresh blood in the middle of the park, amid ongoing criticism of the Reds’ recent recruitment strategy.
Mount, potentially set to be available for a cut-price fee with just 12 months remaining on his contract come June, has in turn been identified as a market opportunity.
Chelsea, for their part, are unlikely to be overly keen on losing the club’s youth product to a direct rival, but, in the case of an offer being deemed sufficient, could well be left with little choice but to take such a sale into consideration.