Chelsea star's future in doubt as contract talks stall

Karan Tejwani
Karan Tejwani
  • Updated: 5 Feb 2023 08:58 GMT
  • 2 min read
Mason Mount

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount’s future is in doubt as the Blues and the player are a long way off reaching an agreement for a new contract.

Mount’s contract expires at the end of next season and he will be free to talk to clubs abroad about a transfer in January 2024 – something Chelsea don’t want to see happening.

The two parties have been in negotiations over a new deal for quite some time but no agreement has been reached, which has been a source of frustration for them.

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Negotiations are expected to resume soon to see where it can go, but as of now, it does not look like an agreement is close for a new deal.

Mount negotiations stalling

Mount currently earns £80,000-per-week but the English midfielder wants to see that wage package trebled, in line with some of the club’s high earners like Raheem Sterling, according to the Daily Mail.

The midfielder feels that given Chelsea have been able to invest in new players over both transfer windows under Todd Boehly, he can leverage a significant wage rise for himself.

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Being an academy graduate, Mount feels he is an important part of the project and the future of the club and does not want to be taken for granted.

Chelsea have been happy to spend on new talent and even broke the British transfer record in the January transfer window to sign the World Cup’s Young Player of the Tournament, Enzo Fernandez, from Benfica.

In addition to that, they’ve been looking at the long-run with signings such as Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, Noni Madueke from PSV, Benoit Badiashile from Monaco and Wesley Fofana from Leicester City.

Amid all that, Mount wants to earn his worth having been a part of major successes in the past, such as the Champions League win in 2021 and wants a deal to represent that.