Mason Mount is apparently the subject of a £50 million asking price from Chelsea amid links to both Man United and Liverpool. The Chelsea academy graduate has made 192 first-team appearances, totaling 33 goals and 37 assists.
Mount’s current contract has fewer than 18 months left, and negotiations for a new one seem to be at a standstill. The England international wants to triple his current salary to almost £240,000 per week.
Thus, this would put the England midfielder on par with the club’s biggest earners. Mount is also reluctant to sign a seven- or eight-year contract with the Blues.
Moreover, this has become standard practise since the club was acquired last summer.
However, Chelsea have postponed contract talks until end of the current campaign as they are unable to reach an agreement. A number of clubs are exploring a summer transfer after becoming aware of the present uncertainty regarding Mount’s future.
Clubs in race to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea
Newcastle United has joined the race to sign Mount, and it’s said that Man United, Liverpool, and other teams are also keen. According to The Mirror, If the Blues opt to sale during the summer transfer window, they would be hoping to obtain a £50M fee.
Todd Boehly, a co-owner of Chelsea, wishes to avoid the mistakes made by the previous management, which permitted players to sign contracts that were within a year of expiration.
Following their free transfers from Chelsea, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen last summer joined Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively.
In 32 competitive games this season, Mount has contributed six assists and three goals, but he has only started one of his previous four games.
The midfielder missed last Saturday’s league triumph against Leeds United due to an abdominal injury, and he was suspended for Tuesday’s victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
The midfielder will be hoping to be healthy in time for Chelsea’s effort to win its third straight game overall when they face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.
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