Mason Mount could snub new Chelsea deal to force Liverpool move after update - pundit
Alan Hutton has suggested Mason Mount could snub a new Chelsea contract to force a move to Liverpool or Manchester City next summer.
The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the ongoing takeover saga at Stamford Bridge could throw the 23-year-old’s future into the air.
The Athletic (30 April) claim even if the new owners want to tie Mount down to a new and improved deal, there is no guarantee he will sign amid interest from big clubs in England and abroad.
His current terms, signed in 2019, run until the summer of 2024.
The Sun (30 April) claim Liverpool and Man City are among the England’s international’s suitors.
However, they will reportedly wait until next season to make a move.
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Asked if he thought Mount could hold off on signing a new contract to force a move next summer, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Well, I would.
“He’s a main player for them, he’s got so much potential still and he’s going to get better. We don’t know how things are going to move forward when it comes to Chelsea. We don’t know when everything’s going to be sorted.
“It might be six months, it might be longer. I don’t know when this takeover could happen. If it’s sooner rather than later then I won’t say things go back to normal.
“But you know what it means. As a club, they go back to the normal way they do run. Then contract issues will, hopefully, be settled. So we’ll have to wait and see the outcome of that.
“If he doesn’t get that opportunity to stay at Chelsea, yes, he’s just going to probably see out next season. He’s into his last year and then we’re into a different ballpark, and he could be joining Liverpool or Man City.”