Report: Todd Boehly may have to treble 'incredible' player's wages to keep him at Chelsea

Chelsea may have to at least treble Mason Mount’s wages to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

Mount, who currently earns £88,000-a-week (Spotrac), is one of the key players within the Blues squad.

The attacking midfielder’s existing deal with the club expires in 2024, so speculation around his future has started to intensify.

The Guardian claimed last week that Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring Mount because his contract discussions with Chelsea were put on hold while the World Cup takes place.

There’s now been a fresh line emerge about the England star’s position, though.

DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 21: Mason Mount of England and Ali Karimi of Iran during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Mason Mount’s wages

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is aware that he’ll have to increase the contract offer to Mount in order to keep him.

It is understood the conversation will resume post-World Cup and the player himself isn’t ready to leave his boyhood club.

However, the report explains it could take a £300,000-a-week salary to secure Mount’s future, which is the kind of package that would be expected for transfer targets Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice if they sign.

If Mount does land the six-figure weekly deal, it’ll more than treble his existing contract.

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Described as “incredible” by Chelsea and England teammate Raheem Sterling, Mount is one of the key cogs in Graham Potter’s squad.

It’s a colossal salary that’s mooted for the attacking midfielder, but you can’t deny he’s been so instrumental in the past couple of years.

The two-time club player of the year has been trying to find his top form this campaign, with so many of the squad a little flat at times.

However, his World Cup got off to an excellent start on Monday with an industrious performance in England’s 6-2 win over Iran.

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