Manchester United have been alerted to the advancement in transfer talks between Liverpool and Chelsea star Mason Mount, according to reports.
The 24-year-old’s current deal with the Blues is due to expire in 2024 and he has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.
Chelsea and the England international have been unable to agree an extension, talks have stalled between the two parties and his exit his growing increasingly likely.
Mount’s last appearance for the west London side came against Tottenham Hotspur back in February, he had been struggling with an injury (bruised pelvis), but was sat on the bench for the last two games.
In Chelsea’s most recent game they took on Liverpool, the team who are the current front-runners to complete the signing in the upcoming transfer window. There was zero involvement for the young midfielder against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the 0-0 draw on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.
“He was available, but he’s coming back from an injury,” interim boss Bruno Saltor told beINSPORTS on his lack of involvement. “It’s always challenging bringing players back from injury. He can play in different positions, he’s a great player. We love him.
“He’s a leader. He loves the club. You can see he’s an important player for us. He will have minutes for sure with anyone.”
With the drama unfolding between Mount and Chelsea, the Reds are keen to take advantage and make him a key figure in the team as they look to rebuild this summer.
Winning the Player of the Year award two years running for the Blues, it comes as no surprise that other teams are wanting to bring him on board.
This season may have been poor for Mount as he has not hit the same levels he has played at in previous years, but Chelsea as a whole unit have struggled as well, so it is not just an individual problem.
Liverpool may be the current favourites to land the hard-working, attacking talent, but there are other clubs sniffing around as well.
As reported by GOAL, Manchester United are hopeful of bringing him in, but they are going to have to step up their interest if they want to secure the signing.
A potential link-up with former head coach Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich has also been suggested, the German heavily depended on Mount as a difference maker in his time at Chelsea.
Another factor in this potential departure is who could be next to take the reigns at Stamford Bridge, with Graham Potter sacked last Sunday, the Blues are still yet to make an appointment. Whoever does come in may be keen to keep Mount on board.
The midfielder will hope to have some involvement at the back end of this season for the Blues and it will be interesting to see the role he gets for the important Champions League clashes against Real Madrid later this month.