Chelsea’s Mason Mount ‘sadly’ announces social media departure

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The Chelsea midfielder has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer

Mason Mount has ‘sadly’ announced his departure from Twitter as he feels ‘the platform is changing’ as the Chelsea midfielder encouraged fans to follow him on other social media platforms.

After being named Chelsea player of the year for the last two seasons, he has endured a tough campaign with a Blues side who sit 11th in the Premier League.

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Chelsea are also out of all cup competitions after losing 4-0 to Real Madrid over two legs in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Mount will enter the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and has been strongly linked with a move away from the club.

Liverpool appear to be the side leading the chase for the England international, with some fans speculating Mount has deleted his Twitter account to avoid potential backlash if he leaves the club for a Premier League rival.

Others feel it is a representation of how ‘toxic’ and ‘vile’ parts of the platform have become.

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The midfielder announced: "Over the years I’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with you all on Twitter.

"Sadly, the platform is changing so I have decided to delete my account. You all can still connect with me on my other social media platforms. Take care, Mason."

Mount’s announcement comes after Twitter began to remove blue verified checkmarks from accounts who would not sign up to their Twitter Blue subscription service.

Mount has scored just three goals for Chelsea in all competitions this season and his future at the club is looking increasingly uncertain.

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A number of reports claim the midfielder is a prime target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, with the Reds seeking to rebuild their midfield this summer.

Chelsea are back in action against Brentford on Wednesday night after their Premier League meeting with Manchester United this weekend was postponed due to the Red Devils’ participation in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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