Mason Mount has appointed himself a new agent, which is a big sign that he could be leaving Chelsea this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, the 24-year-old Blues star has linked up with a new agent during a time his future is a hot topic of conversation.
It is understood that Mount’s new agent, Neil Fewings from Roof, could manage a potential transfer away from Stamford Bridge.
The reports explains it’s ‘the strongest indication yet’ that the attacking midfielder could quit his boyhood club at the end of the season.
Apparently, the England star is still stuck in a deadlock with Chelsea over the terms for a new contract, which is currently due to expire in 2024.
Mount now has special assistance to negotiate any deal with a new club amid interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Journalist Simon Phillips claimed to GiveMeSport earlier this week that Mount still has intentions to stay with Chelsea, who are also keen to find a solution over his future. They are quite far apart in their financial negotiations, though.
The time is now starting to run down to resolve the playmaker’s future.
Chelsea don’t want to be in the same boat as previous years when they lost key first-team players on free transfers.
Most have assumed Mount would be part of the Chelsea furniture for the next decade, especially when you consider how good the academy graduate has been since breaking into the first-team fold a few years ago.
However, this latest twist suggests that him leaving West London is becoming a serious possibility.
If you’re wanting Mount to stay, you’ll be hoping his new representatives can negotiate a new deal with Chelsea that suits all parties.
It would be very unusual and tough to watch him in opposition colours.
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