Chelsea have reportedly moved to get midfielder Mason Mount signed to a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 20-year-old was out on loan last season at Derby County experiencing regular first-team football and has now returned to the Blues for the summer.
According to the Sun, Chelsea have tabled an offer to the youngster of a fresh five-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.
It is understood that talks are progressing well and that it may be concluded before the team leaves for Japan for pre-season.
The report details that the West London club moved to extend his deal last week and new head coach Frank Lampard has made it clear he’s got a big role to player under him.
Lampard, who was announced as the Chelsea boss on Thursday, clearly is a big admirer of Mount and gave the green light on a new deal.
He coached him last season at Derby and oversaw his development, where he made some huge steps forward.
The attacking midfielder played 44 times for Championship side Derby, scoring 11 goals and supplying six assists in return.
He previously enjoyed a prolific spell in Holland too with Vitesse Arnhem and his path to the Chelsea first-team looks set now that Lampard is at the helm.
A new deal is certainly a big sign of confidence in the playmaker and there is a feel-good factor around Stamford Bridge right now.