Chelsea desperately want to keep Mason Mount at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.
The future of Mason Mount is a hot topic in the media right now, with his current deal at the club expiring in the summer of 2024.
Fabrizio Romano recently claimed on YouTube that Chelsea are at a complete standstill with Mount during contract talks.
Journalist Graeme Bailey has now delivered an intriguing update on the 24-year-old’s future.
He’s explained that Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly, along with other members of the club’s hierarchy, want to keep the attacking midfielder at the club.
However, a main sticking point in contract negotiations is around the size of the deal rather than it being a financial problem.
Speaking on the Talking Transfers podcast, Bailey said: “Chelsea are desperate for Mount to stay. Todd Boehly doesn’t want to lose him; a lot of the Chelsea hierarchy don’t. It’s about the length of deal. It’s not really about the money, from what I’m told, but also it’s about the future project.”
There will be some Chelsea fans urging the club to grant all of Mount’s demands to keep him happy.
The academy graduate has been such a vital first-team player at the Bridge in recent seasons, so it would be crushing to go see him go thrive elsewhere.
Andy Townsend has said it would be “crazy” for Chelsea to sell Mount this summer. We don’t want another case of a key player running their contract down again, though.
Hopefully, the Blues can find a way to reach a compromise over the length of the deal.
As for his role in Graham Potter’s side, there should be plenty of time from now until the end of the season to force his way back into the XI.
Mount looked like one of the first names on the team sheet during the start of Potter’s reign, but he’s fallen out of favour recently. His current injury problem has came at the worst time, too.
He’s proven time and time again that he’s one of the most vital players in the current squad.
However, does the England star want to be part of the plans moving forward?