Chelsea player refuses to comment on future after being linked to Liverpool

Mason Mount says his concentration is on playing football rather than his future at Chelsea right now.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, the England international admitted to not necessarily taking notice of the rumours swirling around his status at Stamford Bridge.

Mount’s position as a Chelsea player has been a cause for concern in the past week or so.

Contract talks between the 23-year-old have reportedly taken a few twists and turns, with no clearer indication he is closer to renewing.

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His deal expires in 2024 and Todd Boehly is seemingly eager to ensure the academy graduate is present for the long-term project.

Without any definitive answer from either party over a new contract, there is still a slim possibility the attacking midfielder could leave his boyhood club.

Mount moves on from speculation

Both Liverpool and Juventus are said to be intrigued by Mount’s uncertain situation.

Despite receiving interest from Europe’s big boys, the player himself is not taking note of the outside noise.

“I have always been so focused on my football since I was in the academy,” said Mount.

“I know now there is a lot more media focus on me, but I do not look too much into that. I block it out.”

The media focus will be cranked up another notch across the next few weeks or so.

Mount will be involved in England’s World Cup campaign, which kicks off on Monday against Iran.

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Gareth Southgate is yet to give much the way in terms of starting line-ups, yet the favoured 3-4-3 formation may well be in force again.

If this is the case, Mount might be looking to the third attacking slot as his opportunity alongside Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."