Report: Todd Boehly makes breakthrough in Chelsea player's contract negotiations, hopeful he'll sign in January
Chelsea have reportedly made a breakthrough during contract negotiations with Mason Mount’s representatives.
Mount, whose current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 2024, is one of the key players at Stamford Bridge.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has won the club’s player of the year in the last two consecutive seasons, with the team relying on him so much going forward.
He’s not been at his very sharpest so far this campaign, but Graham Potter has already made him a regular since becoming head coach. It does seem like every manager that works with Mount really likes him.
Mason Mount contract breakthrough
According to The Athletic, Mount may be edging closer to committing his long-term future to his boyhood club.
It is understood that Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly, along with co-owner Behdad Eghbali, have been in discussions with Mount’s representatives in recent weeks.
The report explains that there’s now been a breakthrough during conversations.
Apparently, there is now hope that Mount will sign a new Blues deal once the final details are ironed out.
The plan is for there to be another meeting in January post-World Cup, with hope that he’ll then sign the contract.
The Athletic adds that an initial seven-year contract was rejected by Mount’s party. It does suggest the length of the deal could still be around four or five years, though.
Hopefully, Mount can enjoy a positive World Cup tournament in Qatar with England and return to Chelsea next month in some decent form.
It’s been notable how much more the team have struggled this campaign without the creative playmaker on top of his game.
He’s been an individual that has shown some positive signs since Potter arrived, so don’t be surprised if he becomes vital under him.