'Planning to open talks': Romano says Chelsea are intending to offer their midfielder a new contract

Fabrizio Romano reports that Chelsea have set their sets on rewarding Mason Mount with a new contract in the next few months.

Punching a few characters into Twitter, Romano revealed the club’s intentions towards extending Mount’s stay at Stamford Bridge.

Although talks between the two parties are yet to begin, the Blues clearly want to get the process up and running before too long.

His worth is Mountainous

The England international’s deal doesn’t actually expire until 2024, but the sooner the dead is signed the better.

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All kinds of enticing offers could be thrown at the 23-year-old and nobody can say with 100% certainty he will turn them down.

Thankfully, if any member of Chelsea’s senior squad were to reject the advances of a rival team, it would be Mount.

Blue blood runs through his veins and has done since he stepped foot in Cobham many moons ago.

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He is firmly embezzled into the present and future foundations of this historical establishment.

Currently, his worth to Thomas Tuchel cannot be understated.

Nobody has been picked more times (60) by the German throughout his reign in South West London than Mount.

In this period, Chelsea’s 2020/21 Player of the Year tops the charts for goal contributions as well (13 goals and 12 assists).

It is therefore no surprise that the chain of command are eager to tie the academy product down for the long term to ‘avoid problems’, as Romano mentioned.

However, a few more inhouse matters surely need to be resolved first before focus turns to Mount.

The contract saga continues

Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen all have contracts that conclude in June.

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Supporters are yet to see any definitive signs that the trio will still be on board next term.

Romano claim Chelsea have already made their final offer to Christensen, causing the Dane to entertain the idea of leaving the Champions League holders.

There is generally more positivity surrounding Azpilicueta and Rudiger’s situations, but not by much.

Fans will be able to enjoy their football much more once they know what’s actually going on behind the scenes.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.