Report: Clubs planning raid for "important" Chelsea player

Report: Several clubs now planning move to try sign 'important' £88k-a-week Chelsea player

Chelsea star Mason Mount is reportedly attracting interest from some unnamed clubs in England.

According to The Athletic, three big clubs in England are already planning a potential move for Chelsea and England ace Mount.

The report adds there are teams from overseas eyeing the 23-year-old, too.

This comes at a time when Chelsea’s takeover saga is still yet to reach its conclusion, albeit Todd Boehly’s consortium are reportedly the preferred bidder.

It’s imperative for Blues manager Thomas Tuchel that he’s allowed to keep his best players, as well as sign new faces to improve the squad.

Mount, who earns £88,000-a-week, definitely belong in the category of most important players at Stamford Bridge. Joe Cole agrees the academy graduate is so “important” to the squad.

The attacking midfielder has 12 goals and 15 assists across all competitions to his name this season.

Micah Richards even named him as an outside bet for Player of the Year, too.

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Not a chance

Surely, Mount’s not leaving anytime soon.

His contract definitely needs sorting out because he’s one of the squad’s lowest earners and the deal expires in 2024.

However, he’s a diehard Chelsea fan that hopefully the club can get to commit his long-term future.

It’s great to see his game actually improve from working with Tuchel and there’s no obvious weakness to his skillset.

Mount’s adding the goal contributions that people wanted to see from him, as well as being a major creative force in the team’s attack. Everyone knows how hard he works out of possession, too.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.