Date: 18th November 2022 at 11:21am
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With the World Cup just two days away, the eyes of the world are on Qatar with the competition being held in the Middle East for the first time ever. 

The hosts take on Ecuador in the competition’s opening match on Sunday afternoon, before England get their campaign underway against Iran on Monday.

Back in the UK, top flight football may have been paused but it appears that things are still going on behind the scenes.

Reports suggest that Liverpool are monitoring Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount’s contract situation, with the player yet to commit to a new deal.

According to The Guardian, The Reds are keeping tabs on the player’s situation, as he nears the expiry of his current contract.

Mount, 23, has established himself as a regular starter for The Blues since graduating from the club’s academy, but talks over a proposed new deal have so far failed to produce an agreement.

The England international, who is currently in Qatar with Gareth Southgate’s side, has less than 18 months remaining on his current contract and, although Chelsea are keen to extend his deal, there has been no breakthrough in talks.

Liverpool could face competition from Italian giants Juventus if they were to move for Mount, the report claims.

Mount has less than 18 months remaining on his current deal

The Reds were keen to add a midfielder to their ranks over the summer but failed to do so, with the exception of the on-loan Arthur Melo from Juventus, so the prospect of signing Mount might be particularly attractive.

The Englishman has scored twice and provided six assists across all competitions so far this term, and he has remained a regular under all of the coaches that he has worked under for Chelsea.

In total, Mount has scored 32 goals and registered 37 assists in 181 matches for the club, having emerged in the first team under former manager Frank Lampard.

The midfielder is currently one of the club’s lowest earners, despite his importance to the team, and it is suggested that the club’s current offer is below the amount that he wants.

The likes of Reece James and Armando Broja have both signed new contracts in recent months, while several of the club’s signings over the summer were given long-term deals.

Blues owner Todd Boehly will be keen to avoid a mass exodus at the end of the current season, with N’Golo Kante, Thiago Silva and Jorginho all set to be out of contract next summer.

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