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

The midfielder could be on the move in the coming months

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 £250,000 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 £80,000-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.

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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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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