Liverpool receive major transfer boost as Fabrizio Romano confirms chances of summer move are 'increasing'
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Fabrizio Romano has claimed Mason Mount is increasingly likely to leave Chelsea, with Liverpool among the club's said to be interested in the player.
Jurgen Klopp's side have endured a tumultuous season. They currently sit six points adrift of the top four, albeit with a game in hand, while they have long been eliminated from both domestic cup competitions.
In turn, the Reds have been tipped to sign a new midfielder in the summer window, as part of a massive squad rejuvenation.
While the club have reportedly made Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham their number-one transfer target, they are also said to be interested in a deal for Chelsea’s Mount.
The 24-year-old has reportedly been in deadlock with the Blues over the terms of a new contract for some time, with the midfielder entering the final 12 months of his deal at the end of the season.
Liverpool have allegedly been monitoring the situation, while Manchester United and Newcastle have also been linked to the England star.
Romano on Mason Mount
Romano has claimed there is still a "big gap" between Mount and Chelsea regarding a new contract, and the midfielder is looking increasingly likely to leave in the summer transfer window.
On Mount's future, the transfer guru said in a Tweet: “There’s still big gap in the negotiations between Chelsea and Mason Mount, as new deal is again far from being agreed.
“No final decision yet but chances of [Mason Mount] leaving Chelsea are increasing — Mount will be on the market if new deal is not agreed before the summer.”
Mount was not in the Chelsea squad that beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday despite being fully fit.
Indeed, according to Romano, the 24-year-old could have played a part against the Foxes, but was left out of the Chelsea side due to his contract dispute.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea's game against Leicester, Blues boss Graham Potter said: "I've spoken to him several times about his situation, football, and life generally.
"My feelings for Mason are clear. He's a fantastic person firstly, but sometimes these things happen.
"They're complicated, and it's best I speak little about it, let them get on with it in deciding what is right for both parties."
When asked if Mount was part of his plans for next season, Potter added: "Yes. But I'm not naive, and I know it's an important time for him and an important contract.
"These things have to be right for him, and his family, and it's important he makes a decision on that basis."
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