In what already seems to be the transfer saga of the summer, Mason Mount’s future at Chelsea continues to draw speculation over where he will be next season.
The England international has been a vital cog in the west London club’s recent success, winning back to back Player of the Season awards at Stamford Bridge.
However, the midfielder has struggled to maintain the levels he has reached in previous seasons, returning just three goals and six assists in 36 appearances this campaign.
Chelsea currently sit in 10th place in the Premier League with a big few months ahead of them, with trips to Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid on the horizon.
And as reported by The Athletic, Mount’s current situation at Chelsea is beginning to look untenable, with multiple suitors, both domestic and continental, monitoring the situation.
With Liverpool needing to bolster their ageing midfield, internal discussions have taken place at Anfield about bringing the 24-year-old to the red half of Merseyside.
And with Mount’s intensity in midfield aligning with the pressing principles of Jurgen Klopp, it could be hard to argue a move would not appeal to both parties.
As well as this, with Bayern Munich’s recent appointment of former Chelsea boss, and long-term Mount admirer, Thomas Tuchel, there is a reported consideration that a switch to Bavaria could be on the cards for Chelsea’s number 19 this summer.
Mount put up impressive numbers under Tuchel scoring 13 goals and providing 16 assists last season, so the prospect of reviving his scintillating form under the German could tempt the Englishman.
According to reports, Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle have all been keeping close tabs on Mount’s status since last summer also.
Despite this, Chelsea have not given up hope they can tie their starlet down with a new contract, however there is a growing feeling inside Stamford Bridge that should a deal not be agreed before summer, the hierarchy may look to cash in.
Mount’s priority is to stay at Chelsea but the ‘suspicion is growing’ that he is entering his final months at the club.
Chelsea face a tricky run in for the remainder of the season with the main focus turning to the Champions League. With the uncertainty of Mount’s future hanging over the club, the sooner there is clarity on the situation the better.