Mason Mount is among three Chelsea first XI players that could be moved on this summer with Todd Boehly keen to continue his shaping of the Blues squad, according to reports coming out of west London.
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 2024.
And, as per the London Evening Standard, Mount ‘wants a salary similar to friends in the England team’, but ‘Chelsea have yet to offer those terms’, leading to a standoff and a result that means that ‘the new regime could be inclined to sell Mount’, who has been the club’s player of the season for the last two seasons.
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.
Also potentially on the move are midfield pair Mateo Kovacic and Conor Gallagher, with neither having received any contact over new deals and Gallagher in particular attracting interest from across the Premier League.
It comes with the Blues keen to balance their books after spending over 600m euros in the last two transfer windows on almost an entirely new squad.
Meanwhile, contract talks are thought to be advanced with Thiago Silva, though for N’Golo Kante things are a little different, with the Frenchman ‘reluctant to accept a two-year contract with an option for an extra year’ and instead holding out for a three year deal.