According to transfer expert Ben Jacobs, Chelsea and Mason Mount are still someway off coming to a conclusion over the player’s contract but the Blues are confident an agreement with be reached as Mount is in love with Chelsea.
Speaking on the Blues Brothers YouTube channel, Jacobs said: “The preference for Mount is to renew, but the terms have to be right. The Liverpool interest is genuine, for the summer, not for now.
“Because of that, Chelsea can relax a little towards the close of the window, because Mount is going anywhere in the next eight days. They will pick it up in February when they’ve got a little bit more time and things have calmed down.
“The expectation is the direction of travel is the renewal, but we have to say based on the talks so far, the terms that Mounts want and the terms Chelsea have offered are relatively far apart.
“The confidence Chelsea has is that Mason Mount remains in love with Chelsea.”
Mount, 24, has 18 months left on his Chelsea contract.