Why Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool are targeting Blues star as key contract problem & Potter’s stance revealed
Mason Mount is attracting interest from Premier League clubs this summer with Chelsea currently unable to reach an agreement over a new contract.
The 24-year-old has risen through the Chelsea ranks from the academy to the first-team and has gone on to make 30 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
But Mount‘s future is looking to be resolved in the coming weeks and months as the club and midfielder hope to come to an agreement to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
However, the standoff remains and interest has started to surface in the England international.
As reported by ESPN, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd are also monitoring Mount’s contract situation in the capital.
Talks haven’t been making any meaningful progress and with around 18 months left on his deal, the longer the impasse goes on the more uncertain his future at Stamford Bridge becomes.
Nizaar Kinsella has reported the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership want to tie him down to a seven-year deal, with ESPN claiming Mount’s reluctance to accept such terms, as well as wanting a significant increase on his current £80,000-a-week wages, is proving to be a stumbling block.
As a result, ‘Big Six’ Premier League clubs have been put on alert, although Mount is not pushing to leave Chelsea, with Liverpool, City and United all wanting to strengthen their midfield this summer.
Head coach Graham Potter has admitted talks over new deals are always complicated and insists he will not get involved. However, he has told the board to find a solution as soon as possible.
“It’s always complicated,” Potter said. “There is always negotiation. It’s best I leave it with Mason and the club. That’s the best way for that to be dealt with.
“He has been fantastic to work with, an important player for us. Of course, I hope it gets resolved quickly.”