Ian McGarry from the Transfer Podcast reported that Chelsea are preparing to reward Mason Mount with a mighty rise on his contract.
Mount has certainly done enough in the past 12 months to earn an increase in his salary.
He was named Chelsea’s Player of the Year last season, making 54 appearances across all competitions and contributing 18 goals (scoring nine and assisting nine).
His role in the successful Champions League run cannot be overlooked either.
The 22-year-old also helped England to the European Championship final, where they were eventually beaten by Italy.
Overall, Mount’s performances have been of the highest order; the least he deserves is a boost on his pay package.
Which is exactly what Chelsea are going to offer him, according to McGarry.
“Another England player who is going to be going to be involved in a contract situation, we understand, is Mason Mount,” said the transfer reporter.
“That contract could mean anything up to £50,000-a-week pay rise on his current salary, which is on around £80,000-a-week.”
This update wage could move Mount into the top earners at Chelsea.
N’Golo Kante is currently the best paid, earning £290,000-a-week (Athletic).
However, both of these numbers would be smashed out of the water if the Blues manage to sign Erling Haaland.
Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is apparently asking for an eye-wateringly expensive salary if the Blues want his client’s services.
It is a sign of Roman Abramovich’s desire to transform Thomas Tuchel’s team into Premier League victors again, that he is willing to spend money on his own players before bringing in new ones.