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Fabrizio Romano talks about Liverpool and Mason Mount links

The Guardian very recently talked about Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount being on the transfer list of Liverpool. The Reds at this moment in time, certainly need reinforcements in that area of the pitch. Mount could prove to be a good addition as the 24-year-old is a Premier League-proven player as well.

Noted Italian Transfer Journalist Fabrizio Romano talked about Liverpool’s interest in the Cobham Academy Graduate and said that amid so many rumours, the Reds have certainly not changed their mind and have Jude Bellingham on top of their list for a summer move.

Moreover, he also added that the Merseysiders could also look to sign Wolves’ Matheus Nunes as well. As far as Mount is concerned, the player has not been in top form for the Blues this season and could want to try something new.

Fabrizio Romano talks about Liverpool and Mason Mount links.
Mason Mount of Chelsea in action against Liverpool. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Here is what Romano said in his exclusive CaughtOffside column about the situation and Liverpool’s interest in other midfielders as well:

“On Mason Mount rumours – at the moment, I’m told that Liverpool’s top priority remains Jude Bellingham and they also follow Matheus Nunes,” 

“Let’s see what’s going to happen with Mount, at the moment his new contract situation has to be clarified as talks with Chelsea have been ongoing for months.”

Mount to the Reds?

It would certainly be a statement signing as Mount is one of the most talented midfielders in the league. Moreover, after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Reds have not signed any players from the “big-six” in the last few years, at least not players close to their prime.

Mount, in 187 appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit across all competitions, has 33 goals and 37 assists to his name and is a decent shout for the Reds as well. He would solve the main issue of an ageing squad and help handle the transitional phase in a smooth manner.

His current deal with the Blues lasts until the summer of 2024 (Transfermarkt) and he could be available for a cut price in the summer given he would enter the final 12 months of his contract then.

Fabrizio Romano talks about Liverpool and Mason Mount links.
Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Chelsea superstar Mason Mount. (Getty Images)

Nevertheless, Liverpool surely cannot afford to wait till the summer to reinforce their midfield. Time and again we have seen that the current lot of midfielders is certainly not sufficient and we need to get on board a few more players. Mount could be one of them, but as the author always says, speculation takes us nowhere, does it?

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Chelsea would stand loathed to strengthen a direct rival by selling a player to them. Letting Mount go to Liverpool would be a huge loss for Chelsea and would be a difficult decision for the club to make but it could be —make or break for the Blues as well.