Chelsea are reportedly readying a renewed contract offer for Mason Mount, which includes a notable pay rise.
This is according to 90min, who claim Mount is not far off being awarded a new deal by his boyhood team.
90min suggest the Blues are willing to double their midfielder’s wages, moving him closer to the £150,000-a-week mark.
They also say Chelsea are aiming to extend the England international’s stay until at least 2026, despite his current deal still having three years left until expiration.
Mount is the jewel in the Stamford Bridge treasure chest, even amongst his expensive teammates.
A player who has risen through the ranks, witnessed the organisation grow from the inside and is now living a childlike dream.
He has matured both on the field and off the pitch, helped by separate loan spells away from South West London.
Thank you, Frank
Frank Lampard must earn a huge slice of credit for installing his faith in the 22-year-old.
Taking him on a Derby County was just the stepping stone to freeing Mount’s talents in a Chelsea shirt.
From the day he donned the Blues jersey against Manchester United in 2019, his stock has skyrocketed.
To the extent he is one of the first names on the team sheet for club or country.
“I love Mase,” said John Terry, whilst Mount was away at the European Championships.
“I love what he’s about as well. He’s the type of player you want 11 of him in your team. His work ethic. How he is as a person
“The responsibility that he takes and the way he’s performed at the top level all the way through to the Champions League this year has been incredible, so absolutely delighted for him because he’s a great kid as well.”
A starter in two finals this summer, Mount got his hands on at least one piece of major European silverware.
His role in the Champions League showpiece event was paramount, playing the precise pass to set up Kai Havertz for the only goal of the game.
Had he been on the Wembley turf for the eventual penalty shoot-out loss to Italy in the Euros, perhaps a spot-kick would’ve had his name on it.
But the young man must continue to look forward into a dazzling future, that could well be coloured in blue for some time yet.