Liverpool are reportedly looking to make a potential summer transfer move to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.
Having secured a deal for Cody Gakpo during the previous January transfer window following his efforts in the World Cup for the Netherlands, the Merseyside club have now identified a potential target for the upcoming summer period.
According to a recent report from the Evening Standard, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is looking to offer Mount a new seven-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge but little progress has been made.
The report then adds that Liverpool and other top clubs in the Premier League could look to test Chelsea’s resolve over the Englishman, who the new regime could be willing to sell.
Having worked his way through Chelsea’s youth ranks, the 24-year-old has made 188 senior appearances for the west London club across all competitions, scoring 33 goals and delivering 37 assists along the way.
To highlight how important the Englishman is to Chelsea, Thiago Silva is the only player in Graham Potter’s side to have racked up more minutes in the league than him.
With three goals and two assists to his name in 20 league appearances, Mount has the highest average of key passes per game (1.5) and the second-highest for shots per game (1.6) out of player that have featured in more than two games for the Blues.
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His overall performances have earned the England international a season rating of 6.83/10 from WhoScored, making him the third-highest rated outfield player at the club to have made more than three league appearances.
Previously hailed by Gary Lineker for his “magnificent” efforts on the pitch, Mount has caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp in the past as he once described the Chelsea star as a £60m player.
In terms of a potential summer move to Anfield, the 24-year-old would certainly offer the Reds a creative spark in their midfield, which is something they could do with considering they have fewer goal-creating actions (55) this season than the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion (60) and Brentford (56).