Liverpool backed to seal 'huge' Mason Mount deal after '£300,000-a-week' reveal today - pundit
Chelsea will demand “a huge fee” for Liverpool target Mason Mount even if the player refuses to sign a new deal.
That is the view of former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of the 23-year-old swapping Stamford Bridge for Anfield.
Mount’s contract in west London expires at the end of June 2024.
Contract talks between Chelsea and the player have proved unfruitful up to this date.
The Guardian‘s Jacob Steinberg revealed last week (17 November) that Liverpool and Juventus are keeping tabs on the England international amid the growing uncertainty over his future.
The Mail updated on Saturday (26 November) that Mount has rejected a new contract offer worth £200,000-a-week and is holding out for a £300,000-a-week deal.
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Liverpool are in the market for midfielders with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and James Milner all out of contract next summer.
When asked by Football Insider what kind of fee Mount would command next summer, Robinson said: “Players of Mount’s ilk do not come around very often.
“Look, Chelsea will be desperate to keep hold of him so they will struggle to get him. There is also an emotional connection between the player and Chelsea.
“Realistically, can I see it happening? No. Would it benefit Liverpool? Yes, hugely.
“Financially it would have to be a big offer, even if he gets into the last 12 months of his contract. Chelsea will fight tooth and nail to keep him. It would take a huge fee.”