Chelsea prioritises Mason Mount’s contract extension amid reports of talks stalling between the two parties.
According to Fabrizio Romano via Caughtoffside, Chelsea remains focused on extending Mason Mount’s contract. They want to keep the England international for the long term. Reports of a possible impasse between the club and the player emerged recently, but the Blues prioritises a new agreement with the attacker.
Chelsea finds themselves in a tricky spot with onfield results and possible contracts of important players. After a solid start to life under new boss Graham Potter, the Blues have suffered three consecutive defeats in the Premier League, adding pressure on the manager.
While the idea is to build a project under Potter steadily, these roadblocks are inevitable. Chelsea could fuel the build-up heavily through the transfer window, as many moves will likely happen in the next windows. Blues owner Todd Boehly wants to retain prominent stars, particularly those from the academy.
Going back to the summer window, Boehly engineered moves for several players. Few players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Denis Zakaria are yet to shine. Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana are players signed specifically for the project.
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🔵 It's an "important priority" for Chelsea to secure Mason Mount to a new contract, with talks ongoing, according to @FabrizioRomano
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Boehly and the club have already agreed to contract extensions for Armando Broja and Reece James. Mason Mount is the next in line. A report from the Telegraph suggested talks of an extension between the player and club stalled. Hence, speculation is rife over his long-term future.
Talks were at an advanced stage, and Fabrizio Romano insists that Mount’s contract extension is a priority for Chelsea. The club could put their efforts into reaching an agreement with the 23-year-old playmaker and keep him on board for the long-term future.
Romano said, “Despite some speculation doing the rounds, I’m told there have been talks ongoing for a long time between Mason Mount and Chelsea,”
“It’s still not done, but it’s under discussion, and for Chelsea, it’s seen as an important priority to extend Mount’s deal.”
Mount has featured 181 times for Chelsea in all competitions scoring 32 goals and providing 37 assists. He’s considered a big player at the club, and under no circumstances will they consider selling him. Hence, there’s confidence within the Stamford Bridge outfit to renew his deal.
If Chelsea cannot agree on a new deal, they will be in a precarious position as Mount’s deal runs out in 2024. Many top clubs will be on his case, as the 23-year-old will have no shortage of options.