Chelsea are allegedly becoming extremely concerned that playmaker Mason Mount could leave Stamford Bridge.
He has been a vital player for his team during the 2021-22 season, registering 12 goals and 15 assists in 49 outings in all competitions.
Mason has 10 goals and nine assists in 29 Premier League games, meanwhile, having been an important player for the Blues during the current term.
The Englishman only has a little over two years left to run on his deal at the club, though, and according to The Sun, the 23-year-old is one of the lowest-paid stars at the club on £70,000 per week.
The report adds that the board are fearful that Chelsea’s off-the-field problems could lead to the side losing the academy graduate to either Manchester City or Liverpool.
Sanctions placed on the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich are preventing his club from approaching Mason over a new contract at this moment in time.
Both Citizens and Reds are believed to be keeping tabs on the situation, with the duo ready to make a swoop if it becomes clear that the attacking midfielder is frustrated in London.
The report adds that the Spanish tactician Pep Guardiola is ‘a major fan’ of him, while the German manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be open to the idea of bringing the player to Anfield in the immediate future.