Chelsea are working to tie Mason Mount down to a new deal, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Mount’s deal
Mount’s been an integral figure for the Blue since stepping into the first team following a successful loan spell at Derby County during the 2018/19 season, going on to make 181 appearances for his the club he’s been with since six-years-old.
The 23-year-old was rewarded with a bumper new deal following his return to the first team which saw his wages rise from £4.9k-per-week to £76k-per week, but there has been no movement on a deal since with his current contract set to expire in 2024.
The Latest: Contract a priority
The Telegraph reported over the weekend that talks about the Englishman’s contract had reached a stalemate with no breakthrough in discussions since talks began in the summer, the report also claimed that Newcastle United are monitoring the situation.
However, Romano has now revealed to CaughtOffside that a new deal is still in discussion, with the West Londoners very keen to see a deal materialise.
“[There is] some speculation doing the rounds. I’m told there have been talks ongoing for a long time between Mason Mount and Chelsea.
“It’s still not done but it’s under discussion. And for Chelsea it’s seen as an important priority to extend Mount’s deal,” Romano said.
The Verdict: Get it done
The idea of Mount plying his trade anywhere else but in SW6 is an alien one considering his rise and establishment in the Chelsea side, playing 21 games this season, which is every available game so far.
It’s obvious that Graham Potter will want to see the 32-time England international sign a new deal with him already a central part of the 47-year-old’s era in West London.
According to WhoScored, Mount has featured in 1038 league minutes, the second-most at the club this season and boasts an average match rating of 6.83, the third highest amongst players to feature over 500 minutes.
In terms of creating, he’s second at Chelsea for key passes and shots per game with 1.3 and 1.6 respectively whilst registering the joint most assists.
He’s not just the Blues’ future but one of their most influential players now and with the Magpies sniffing around with their financial power, Mount’s €75m (£65.9m)-value is well within reach, Chelsea will want to wrap this one up quickly before the transfer window opens.