Chelsea are to make fresh efforts to tie down Mason Mount to a new deal.
The 24 year old’s current contract at Stamford Bridge has left than 18 months left to run, and now Liverpool have emerged as potential candidates to sign him.
As things stand, he could walk away for free from the club next summer.
The current stumbling block is salary. At £75,000 a week, Mount is currently one of the lowest earners in the first team squad at Chelsea, and he is looking for parity with some of the best paid players at the club.
He has already turned down the offer of a new seven year deal from the club he first joined as a six year old. Whilst they are confident he will eventually put pen to paper, there is a sense that his situation must not be overlooked among the flurry of activity surrounding incoming transfers during the January window.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.