Chelsea to make final attempt to keep Mason Mount
Chelsea are anticipated to make a final push to persuade Mason Mount to signal a brand new contract in any other case the midfielder is about to go away the membership this summer time, sources have advised ESPN.
Sources advised ESPN in February that talks had stalled over a brand new deal, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United among the many golf equipment monitoring the scenario. There has been no tangible progress within the two months since with the 24-year-old’s contract expiring in summer time subsequent yr.
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Sources stated Mount is looking for a wage commensurate along with his standing as an England worldwide and a senior participant at Chelsea with Reece James’ £250,000-a-week deal thought to be a benchmark in negotiations.
Chelsea are but to attain that determine in negotiations however sources have advised ESPN that additional conversations will happen earlier than the scenario comes to a head in some way this summer time.
The membership need to keep Mount but additionally want to trim their squad and guarantee compliance with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules after spending nearly £600 million since Todd Boehly’s takeover of the membership final May.
Chelsea additionally reported losses of £121m through the 2021-22 season, throughout which period the membership’s operational actions have been severely restricted on account of United Kingdom authorities sanctions on former proprietor Roman Abramovich over his alleged ties to Russia president Vladimir Putin.
Raising cash from participant departures can be an essential component of their summer time switch technique and Mount is unlikely to be in need of choices if he fails to agree phrases and Chelsea resolve to money in.
Sources have advised ESPN that whereas there aren’t any concrete affords for Mount as but, Liverpool, City and United have all requested to be saved knowledgeable of the scenario whereas Juventus are additionally however their involvement in a potential transfer partially relies on the prospect of extra monetary fees relating to previous switch conduct.
Thomas Tuchel’s appointment at Bayern Munich raises one other potential vacation spot given he holds Mount in excessive regard from their time working collectively at Chelsea.
The id of Chelsea’s subsequent everlasting supervisor is also a think about Mount’s future. Mount has a superb relationship with caretaker boss Frank Lampard, having spent a season on mortgage at Derby with him prior to breaking into the first-team throughout Lampard’s first spell in cost at Stamford Bridge. However, Lampard isn’t thought to be in competition for the function past this summer time.
Chelsea are nonetheless contemplating between 5 and 7 candidates for the managerial submit, though sources counsel Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique are thought-about the front-runners. The membership are additionally anticipated to communicate to Mauricio Pochettino amongst others with Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim thought to have his admirers throughout the Chelsea hierarchy.