Liverpool and Manchester United could step up their chase of Chelsea playmaker Mason Mount if his contractual situation does not change.

According to ESPN, Liverpool and Manchester United are alert to the situation surrounding Mason Mount. The Chelsea playmaker is yet to agree on terms of a new deal as multiple factors have played a role in talks stalling so far.

Mason Mount’s situation could begin to worry those in charge of Chelsea, as talks over a new deal continues to drag on. The two parties are yet to reach any agreement on new terms, as multiple factors continue to halt progress in those discussions.

If talks drag on until the summer, then Mount will enter the final year of his contract. It puts Chelsea at risk of making a crucial decision over his future, as many top clubs circle for his signature if he becomes available.

The Chelsea playmaker, who has a €75 million market value, Chelsea would likely sell him for much more, as he is an important part of their squad.

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Despite some eyeballs from Liverpool and Manchester United in the England international, Mount is not pushing for a move away from Stamford Bridge. He would ideally want to remain here for the long term, but things in football could change drastically.

Liverpool are keen on a summer move, but Chelsea will be reluctant to allow Mount to be a direct rival. The academy graduate is key for the club’s future, but talks have not progressed despite numerous attempts to find an agreement.

Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the Chelsea playmaker. With Liverpool needing some spark, they could make do with a creative attacker of Mount’s stature. At the same time, the England international is not expected to leave the Blues that easily; the Merseysiders could make an attempt.

Meanwhile, Manchester United could also ponder approaching Mount if he becomes available. Erik ten Hag is looking at top-level players to improve his squad next summer. If the Chelsea playmaker becomes an option, the Red Devils will not hesitate to spend the right amount to sign him.

As for Mount, he is not pushing for a move away. He has made fresh wage demands recently, as he remains keen on landing a deal similar to what Chelsea are paying Reece James. The right-back recently signed a new six-year deal that made him one of the Blues’ top earners.

Mount essentially wants to triple his current wages and be on par as one of Chelsea’s important players. The Blues want him to stay, but the playmaker is not keen to sign an extended contract similar to what the club has offered some new signings in January. It will be interesting to see if the situation plays into Liverpool and Manchester United’s hands.

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