Fabrizio Romano has rated it as “unlikely” that Mason Mount will sign a new deal at Chelsea.

The future of Mason Mount is the hot topic for discussion around Stamford Bridge right now, especially as The Times reports that Manchester United are set to make an early bid for Chelsea’s £70million-rated attacking midfielder. Incidentally, they name Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich as rival suitors for the 24-year-old Blues star.

Well-respected journalist Romano has now claimed on Twitter that it’s unlikely Mount will pen a contract extension on a deal that expires in the summer of 2024.

Romano wrote: “Chelsea still want more than £80million for Mason Mount, extension now unlikely despite Poch (Mauricio Pochettino’s) efforts — Man United also want him.”

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We heard from 90min recently that Mount and Chelsea will hold further contract discussions next week to try resolve his future. Apparently, incoming Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino wants the player to stay and be influential under him.

However, The Daily Mail says Chelsea are likely to cash in and sell Mount if they can’t extend his contract.

Every breaking news story in the past 24 hours does seem to be pointing more and more towards Mount leaving the club.

The academy graduate has been such a key individual in this Blues squad for the last few years, so it’ll be a serious exit if he exits West London and joins a Premier League rival.

His importance can be best highlighted by reminding everyone he’s won the club’s previous two player of the year prizes.

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It’s been alarming to see the drop off in Mount’s personal levels this season. We’ve seen him get nowhere near the heights he’s capable of reaching on a consistent basis.

But surely he’s still someone with a huge future ahead that just needs a fresh start moving into the next campaign.

It’s hard to imagine him in blue next season if he doesn’t pen a new deal.

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