Chelsea are reportedly edging closer towards rewarding Mason Mount with a shiny new deal and therefore a significant pay rise.
According to Goal, the Blues are concocting a fresh contract offer for their midfielder, which will include some extra dosh in his pocket.
Mount currently earns around £75,000-a-week (Goal), a figure the Stamford Bridge chain of command plan to at least double in size.
However, formal talks between Chelsea and the 22-year-old haven’t been put into motion yet.
They are focusing first on sorting out the situations regarding Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Both defenders are out of contract next summer, with Rudiger able to converse with other clubs in January about a potential move.
Goal also say there is movement towards tying Trevoh Chalobah down beyond his 2023 agreement.
Permitted the Blues can organise their defensive furniture, then they can move on to making Mount one of their highest-paid employees.
If prizes are being given out to players based on merit, then the England international deserves a wage increase more than most.
He was named Chelsea’s Player of the Year last season, after making 54 appearances and contributing 18 goals.
The spritely Cobham graduate also provided the pass for Kai Havertz to score in the Champions League final.
Although this term is yet to fully take off, Mount’s worth to Thomas Tuchel’s team cannot fully be represented by money.
“Mason Mount is a massive player, they really miss him,” said Paul Merson to Sky, after the Blues star boy sat out two fixtures earlier in the campaign.
His talents have not just been limited to domestic football.
Across the summer, Mount helped England reach the European Championship finals, where they were eventually defeated by Italy.
Tie all these factors into a neat little bundle and the Stamford Bridge golden boy has earned a little more pocket money.