Chelsea is among the clubs that follow Andreas PereiraFulham’s situation at the time they start considering replacements for mason assemblysources have told ESPN.
Contract talks between Chelsea and Mount have stalled, raising the possibility that the England international could leave Stamford Bridge in the summer before becoming a free agent in 2024.
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Sources told ESPN that Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are eyeing Mount, while Chelsea are considering Pereira to fill the void after the midfielder’s impressive season at Fulham.
Pereira’s form at Craven Cottage in his first campaign after his summer switch from United also drew attention from Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid, sources told ESPN. Only five players have registered more than his six assists in the Premier League this season and PSG see him, in particular, as a profitable signing as they grapple with financial fair play concerns.
Sources told ESPN that Pereira is happy at Fulham but the chance to join one of Europe’s leading clubs would be hard to turn down.
His future may also depend on Fulham manager Marco Silva, whom Pereira credits with bringing out the best in him so far this season.
Pereira, whom Fulham value between £25m and £35m, has a contract at Craven Cottage until 2026 with an option for a further year.
There is also a relegation release clause included in his deal set at £15m. Fulham are ninth in the table and safe from relegation this season, but the clause would come into force again next year and relegation next season could see them lose more than £10m on any transfer.
Pereira has scored three goals in 32 appearances this season and was applauded after a 3-1 defeat by former club United in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Pereira had a hand in Fulham’s goal before Erik ten Hag’s side mounted a comeback aided by three red cards dealt to Willian, Alejandro Mitrovic and Silva.