Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount is holding out for a wage of around £300,000 a week (£15.6m a year) in contract talks, according to reports in the English media.
It was claimed last week that Liverpool and Juventus are keeping tabs on the England international’s situation, whose current deal expires at the end of next season.
However, if the Reds do want to secure Mount’s signature, it appears they will have to make him their second highest paid player behind Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian agreed a £350,000 a week, three-year contract last summer, making him the highest earner in the club’s history, but it seems as if Mount would also demand a sizeable salary.
At the moment, the likeliest outcome is that Mount will remain at Stamford Bridge. He has deep connections to the London club, having come through the Cobham academy, so it would be a massive shock if he did decide to leave.