Connect with us


Why players are worried about Chelsea star after contract stand-off amid Liverpool, Man Utd & Man City interest



(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Mason Mount’s future at Chelsea is uncertain after contract talks were paused until the end of the season and concerns have been raised within the Stamford Bridge dressing room, according to reports.

The 24-year-old is out of contract next summer and has been locked in talks with the new owners over an extension, however no agreement has been reached yet with Chelsea.

Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have been linked with interest for the England international, with Jurgen Klopp’s side fancying their chances and growing in confidence of signing Mount should he leave Chelsea this summer.

Mount’s future will be decided one way or another at the end of the season. If a new deal can’t be agreed, Chelsea will likely cash in on him to ensure they don’t lose the midfielder for free next summer.

He wants a significant raise on his £80,000-a-week wages to reflect his position for both club and country, with the owners looking to change the club’s policy over wage structure by offering incentivised deals on individual and team performance.

Head coach Graham Potter asked the board last month to resolve Mount’s future as soon as possible, stating: “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.”

Mount’s performances on the pitch have been below-par this season. It has seen him dropped in two of the past four Premier League games, a competition he has been ever-present in this term, missing just one game due to a knock against Manchester City back in January.

Now reports from Andy Dillon of The Sun have stated that ‘dressing room insiders say they are worried that homegrown Mount is suffering as talks on a new deal with the club have stalled’.

The source said: “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to make the link between Mason’s frustration and his contract situation.

“If you are a player that was born and bred at Chelsea and then find yourself on the bench or always among the first players to be subbed it is going to get to you.

“Maybe he is not playing well. But who is in that team?”

They added: “At the moment, Mason looks like he wants to fight the world when really he just wants to win things. With Chelsea.”

Mount and Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways to end their three game losing streak when they face Leeds United this weekend at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.