Mason Mount has been linked with a move to the Reds, while chairman Tom Werner has broken his silence.
Liverpool fans were taken aback earlier this week when the Reds were linked with a move for Chelsea’s Mason Mount.
After all, while the 23-year-old spent time on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County earlier in his career, it’s difficult to see the Chelsea academy graduate leaving Stamford Bridge anytime soon.
Yet, out of contract in the summer of 2024, the England international is yet to agree on terms of a new contract with Chelsea, with talks now put on hold until after the World Cup. While the club’s owners have no desire to lose him, he has been in discussions with the Londoners since the summer over a new deal without a breakthrough.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has confirmed Fenway Sports Group is looking at a sale of the club but says “there’s no urgency” around concluding a negotiation.
The American company confirmed earlier this month that they were open to further external investment, and the Reds’ owners have also directed two prominent US banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, to investigate how much desire there is for an outright change of ownership at Anfield.
FSG bought the club for £300 million in 2010 after Tom Hicks and George Gillett drove it to the brink of insolvency, and 12 years later, influential American finance newspaper Forbes values Liverpool at between £3.6 billion and £3.9 billion.