Liverpool is reportedly interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount in the upcoming transfer window, despite rumors of Liverpool’s interest in Brighton midfielder Mac Allister. While the speculation that Mount would join the Reds had cooled, football.london has indicated that he remains a target for Liverpool.
According to reliable Chelsea journalist Bobby Vincent, Liverpool’s pursuit of Mac Allister will not affect their attempts to bring Mount to the club. Vincent also revealed that Chelsea’s efforts to sign the Argentine have lessened after it became clear that Liverpool were the “clear front-runners” to land the player.
Liverpool is looking to add both quality and depth to their midfield this summer, and it appears that the pursuits of Mount and Mac Allister are not mutually exclusive. The Reds are intensifying their attempts to bring the World Cup winner to Anfield, with his father and agent insisting last month that the Brighton No. 10 will be “playing for another team” next season.
Meanwhile, talks over a new deal for Mount at Chelsea are still stalling, and Liverpool is continuing to try and lure him away from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea would reportedly look to recoup around £70 million for the 24-year-old, but with his contract up in the summer of 2024, Liverpool will certainly be looking to agree on a fee significantly below that figure.
Jurgen Klopp will be keen to bolster his midfield this summer as he looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2022/23 campaign. There have been no shortage of rumors for potential signings in that area, with Ryan Gravenberch and Manuel Ugarte among the names to have been talked up in recent weeks.
Liverpool looks almost certain to add multiple reinforcements ahead of next season, and it appears that both Mac Allister and Mount are on that list of targets. The Reds will hope to seal deals for their top targets early in the window to give them plenty of time to integrate into the squad ahead of the new campaign.