Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount while on international duty at the World Cup in Qatar has replied to the news making rounds about his link with a move to Liverpool.
In his response, Mount insists that he will not allow speculation about his future to distract him, despite rumours that Liverpool is monitoring his contract status.
The Guardian claimed that Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring Mount’s status at Stamford Bridge, where his current contract expires in 2024 and there has been no progress in contract negotiations.
During the winter, such conversations were put on hold as the midfielder headed to Qatar to represent England in the World Cup.
The 23-year-old traveled to the Middle East with his Three Lions teammates earlier this week and is vying for a spot on the squad when they face Iran on Monday to open their campaign. Mount stays committed to making an impact for his country, despite the rumors circulating at home.
“I have always been so focused on my football since I was in the academy,” Mount said, amid the speculation. “I know now there is a lot more media focus on me, but I do not look too much into that. I block it out.”
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Mount was a regular starter for England throughout their postponed Euro 2020 campaign, and he followed that run to the final with his most productive season at Chelsea in 2021/2022, scoring 11 goals and registering 10 assists in 32 Premier League games.
A few less significant months with the Blues, combined with the emergence of players such as Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, and Bukayo Saka, has left the former starter fighting for his position.
Chelsea insists that negotiations are simply on hold during the World Cup and remains hopeful that they can sign Mount to a new contract.
The London club is desperate not to lose one of their young players, whether for a hefty transfer price next summer or a free move in 2024, and especially to a European competitor.