Potter offers update on ‘complicated’ Mount Chelsea contract talks as Boehly told to resolve situation quickly
Graham Potter has admitted Mason Mount’s contract talks are complicated and wants the club to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
The 24-year-old is out of contract next summer and talks are not progressing quickly with Chelsea over a new deal.
Both parties are keen to extend the contract, with Mount coming through the academy at Chelsea, but both have different desires and wants if an agreement is to be reached.
Co-owner Todd Boehly is handling the talks with the midfielder, who is currently on around £80,000-a-week, and the Blues chief wants to tie him down to a seven-year deal, as reported by Nizaar Kinsella.
Mount’s exact desired terms are reportedly unknown, however the England international does want his new wage to be reflective of his status as someone is who actively representing his country and a core member of the Chelsea first-team squad.
Liverpool have shown interest in Mount ahead of the summer, while Manchester City and Manchester United have both been linked following reports by ESPN.
Should Chelsea be unable to agree a deal with Mount before the end of the summer window, it could see the academy graduate depart if the Blues are unwilling to risk his contract running down to ensure they receive a fee for him.
Mount has been out of form in recent weeks and months, but remains an important part of Potter’s squad at Stamford Bridge.
Ahead of their Premier League clash against Southampton, Potter was asked about the talks between the club and the midfielder, and issued a strong stance as well as a message to Boehly.
He told reporters: “It’s always complicated. 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.”