Mason Mount Contract Talks Still Stalled Despite Pochettino’s Interest In Keeping England International At Stamford Bridge

Mason Mount Contract Talks Still Stalled Despite Pochettino’s Interest In Keeping England International At Stamford Bridge
London, Grossbritannien, 18.04.2023: Mason Mount (Chelsea FC) enttaeuscht waehrend des Rueckspiels im Viertelfinale der UEFA Champions League zwischen FC Chelsea vs Real Madrid im Stamford Bridge am 18. April 2023 in London, Grossbritannien. (Foto von Vincent Mignott/DeFodi Images) London, United Kingdom, 18.04.2023: Mason Mount (Chelsea FC) looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League - Quarterfinal second leg match between FC Chelsea vs Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2023 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Vincent Mignott/DeFodi Images) - Photo by Icon sport

England midfielder Mason Mount is purportedly no closer to signing a new contract with Chelsea, despite the fact that incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino is believed to view him as an integral part of his Stamford Bridge rebuild.

The Three Lions international’s contract expires in the summer of 2019, and despite efforts to sign him to a new agreement throughout the season, no progress has been made.

Pochettino, who is anticipated to replace interim manager Frank Lampard at the conclusion of the current campaign, believes Mount can play a significant role in his Chelsea revolution.

Despite Pochettino’s admiration for Mount, the Evening Standard reports that the player has made no progress toward extending his tenure at Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino Will Put Pressure On Blues To Speak To Mount

Supposedly, Pochettino will request that the club reopen talks with Mount, who the Blues may be compelled to decide on during the upcoming transfer window.

The 24-year-old is pursuing a contract that will place him among Chelsea’s highest-paid players.

The Blues may be compelled to sell Mount this summer if they are unable to negotiate a new contract with him, as they will not want to lose him on a free transfer.


If he leaves the club, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich have all been mentioned as potential suitors.

Pochettino is a huge fan of Mount’s ball-control and work ethic, and he believes the Blues academy graduate would be a good fit for the style he wants to implement.

It remains to be seen, however, whether Chelsea and Mount can reach a contract resolution in the coming weeks to assure the midfielder’s long-term stay at the club.

Nonetheless, Pochettino’s praise for Mount casts a brighter light on the midfielder’s future ahead of what will be a pivotal summer for the Chelsea star.

Increased Optimism That Mount And Chelsea Will Agree On Deal

In recent weeks, co-owner Todd Boehly met with Mount’s representatives, increasing optimism that an agreement can be reached. However, there is currently no agreement in effect.

Mount’s uncertain future coincides with substantial concerns among his teammates regarding their own club futures.

Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante have yet to sign new contracts, while the Daily Mail has reported that other squad members have sought urgent clarification regarding the club’s plans for next season due to concerns that their careers are stagnating at Stamford Bridge.


With the club under pressure for their performances on the field this season and requirements to meet financial fair play regulations, the West London club could implement a fire sale this summer.

That would also align with the club’s goals of a squad clear out if Pochettino feels that is what is needed for improvement in their league positioning next season.

Mount Has Been Pivotal At Chelsea In Short Blues Career

24-year-old Mount, who is estimated to be valued at 65 million euros by, has scored 33 times and provided 34 assists in 195 games for the Chelsea first team.

Following a successful loan spell at Derby County in the EFL Championship under Frank Lampard in 2018/19, the player came into the Chelsea senior squad the following season as Lampard took over the reigns.

Since then, the English midfielder has won a Champions League, a FIFA Club World Cup and a UEFA Super Cup with the side.

Were he to depart Chelsea, their would be numerous bidders looking to acquire his services and Chelsea may sense the opportunity to sell him on for a high fee.

Chelsea achieved their first league win following the return of Frank Lampard last weekend and will hope to continue their recovery from an absolutely dire period with another victory this weekend.

The Blues host Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and will need to show a lot of fight to overcome their relegation threatened opponents.

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