Mason Mount is now thought to be ‘very likely’ to leave Chelsea this summer after a new development which will have Liverpool and Manchester United rubbing their hands.
Chelsea have offered Mount a new contract, but the England international reportedly wants pay parity with the club’s top earners, which the Blues hierarchy are unwilling to grant.
As a result, rumours of a move away from Stamford Bridge have ramped up in recent weeks, with Liverpool initially thought to have sounded Mount and his representatives out over a transfer to Anfield.
Manchester United have more recently joined the race, and Newcastle are also said to be keen.
And now, according to Fabrizio Romano, Mount is ‘very likely’ to leave Chelsea for pastures new after it was revealed the midfielder has appointed a new agent.
The Daily Mail report that Neil Fewings from Roof has been appointed to take over from Mount’s dad Tony as the 24-year-old looks to seal a move this summer.
Chelsea are thought to be willing to listen to bids for their academy graduate having made their final contract offer, and want to avoid losing one of their biggest assets for free when his contract expires in the summer of 2024.
Blues boss Graham Potter said last week that Mount has to make the right decision for him and his family,
“It’s between the club and Mason,” Potter said when asked about Mount’s potential departure from the club.
“Sometimes these things happen. They’re complicated and it’s best I speak little about it.”
Indeed, Potter clearly wants Mount to come to the right decision due to the relationship he has with him, whether or not that’s remaining with Chelsea.
“I’ve spoken to him several times about life in general. My feelings for Mason are clear and I think he’s a fantastic person,” he added.
“I’m not naive and I know it’s an important contract for him. These things have to be right for him and his family and it’s important he makes the right choice for him.”
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