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“Thank you” – Mount pens Chelsea message ahead of possible farewell amid Man Utd, Liverpool & Arsenal interest



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Mason Mount has penned a message to Chelsea fans after their 2022/23 Premier League season came to an end on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, who didn’t feature in the 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on the final day due to injury, was in attendance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and joined the rest of his Chelsea teammates by doing a lap around the pitch to acknowledge the fans for their unwavering support.

Mount was seen with Ben Chilwell near the tunnel as he took in the last minutes of what could be his final time at Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player.

His future in west London is uncertain. Mount, who is out of contract next summer, is yet to agree a new deal with Chelsea and talks are set to be picked up now the season has ended to come to a decision over his future.

If an agreement over an extension can’t be reached, Mount will be sold, with Manchester United who are believed to be the midfielder’s preferred destination should he leave, Liverpool and Arsenal all interested in the £70 million rated England international.

There are no indications over whether or not Mount will leave Chelsea yet, with his future set to come clearer in the coming weeks once talks with the Blues have taken place.

Mount took to Instagram to address Chelsea fans over what has been a difficult season for the club. A 12th placed finish in the Premier League reflected the dismal campaign, something which the whole club has recognised.

He wrote: “It’s fair to say it’s been an up and down season, but your support has never dipped. Travelling all around the country, you were with us every step of the way and at times we didn’t deserve you. But now it’s time to have a break and recover… Thank you & enjoy your summer Blues.”

Many Chelsea players will have played their final minutes for the club, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek who looked to have bid farewell on Sunday after waving the crowd after being substituted off to a standing ovation.

Incoming head coach Mauricio Pochettino, who has signed his three-year contract, will oversee the summer clear out and overhaul. He wants Mount to stay, but only time will tell if his wish is granted.