Reports have claimed that Chelsea are prioritising contract talks with Mason Mount ahead of Jorginho.

According to The Telegraph, there is an expectation at the club that the Italy international will move overseas when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The 31-year-old is joined by N’golo Kante as two midfielders who are currently free to leave when the campaign comes to an end.

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There is a reported confidence among those at Chelsea that the Frenchman will extend his deal though, despite not yet making an appearance for Graham Potter and remaining sidelined for the next couple of months.

Contracts are all the rage at Stamford Bridge this season. Reece James has already put pen to paper on a long-term extension of his deal.

Chelsea want Mount over Jorginho

Reports have stated that there have been more issues getting Mount to agree to a new deal however. Discussions were originally taking place, but put on the backburners while the World Cup was going on.

The Telegraph have claimed however that the club are optimistic that the England international will sign a lucrative new deal.

With the likelihood of losing Jorginho in the summer, the Blues no doubt need to invest heavily in the area across the next two windows in order to give Potter the backing he needs.

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There was a big push to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica this month, However, it appears that transfer has collapsed due to Chelsea’s unwillingness to not trigger his release clause.

Instead, reports since have claimed that the Blues are prioritising a move for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, a player the manager knows very well after handing him his Premier League debut last season.

With the majority of the squad being brought in to suit the needs of other managers, it would be wise to invest in players Potter is keen on, especially given the fact that he is reportedly being backed as the man to turn things around at Stamford Bridge.

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