Creative Midfielder will sign up – Chelsea in advanced talks to wrap up deal for £75M man
Chelsea are in advanced talks with the agent of Mason Mount about a possible new contract.
The 23-year-old has entered the final two-years of his contract at Stamford Bridge and, with Todd Boehly keen to build a stable future, the Blues are eager to secure the midfielder’s future
It’s said that talks between the two parties began over the summer and there is no agreement as of yet – and it has been claimed that other attacking midfielder options have been considered by Chelsea as the club continue to make wholesale changes on and off the pitch
However – according to Stanley – the midfielder will agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge
He told IcFootballnews: ‘Mount is certainly a player that managers can rely on, at Stamford Bridge and for England.
‘He is a massive part of the future at Chelsea and honestly – we would be shocked to ever see him depart – especially when he is getting the minutes he wants and playing at the level he desires
‘He will agree a new contract at Chelsea – Boehly will not risk losing him – so i am certain that he will sign the kind of contract that Reece James recently signed at Chelsea’
Speaking to football.london, the Blues boss discussed Mount’s form, his potential and the new role Pulisic is adapting to at Stamford Bridge.
When asked what he thought about the 23-year-old’s performance against Wolves, Potter responded: “I really liked his [Mount] performance today, I thought he linked the game well, him and Christian [Pulisic] were a threat down that left side.
“He made lots of runs in behind, sacrificed himself for the team, worked hard when we didn’t have the ball. So it was a really good performance from him.
“I’ve no doubt about Mason Mount at all. It’s like anything, sometimes the team maybe doesn’t function as well then the individuals don’t function as well.
“Any player knows that football is a bit up and down as well, you have moments when it doesn’t go so well for you and then it’s about okay, what can you learn from that. And he’s got that character, personality, that will just continue to develop. So he’s a delight to work with.”
The Chelsea boss continued: “That’s the exciting bit. I never like to put ceilings on players. I like to try to help them enjoy their football.
“I think if the team’s playing well it helps individuals within the team. And I think that’s the job, that’s what we have to do.
“As we said, it gets more challenging with bigger squads and more players, because of less time on the training pitch. But we have to work with what we have, and so far the boys have been brilliant.”