Following the impending appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, Chelsea are preparing to quicken contract negotiations with midfielder Mason Mount.
A comprehensive agreement has been reached with the former Tottenham manager, who will go to London and sign a contract in the coming days with the intention of succeeding Frank Lampard at the end of the current campaign.
Now that that urgent matter is almost finished, Chelsea’s attention will once more be directed toward Mount’s future. The 24-year-old’s contract is about to expire, and because he previously turned down the possibility of an extension, Blues executives have threatened to sell him this summer if he does not alter his mind.
Sources have indicated that Chelsea’s optimism is still present. In April, various outlets reported that Chelsea was convinced that Pochettino’s impending arrival would impress Mount and increase their prospects of agreeing to new terms.
Pochettino, who is said to be a big fan of Mount, has made it known to Chelsea that he wants to see the academy graduate given a new deal, and the Blues are prepared for a new round of talks in the upcoming weeks.
Chelsea, including co-owner Todd Boehly, and Mount recently engaged in fruitful, informal discussions, which raised the club’s expectations that an extension would be reached soon.
There will be no shortage of suitors for Mount should he continue to reject the offers that are being made. The 24-year-old has long been coveted by Liverpool, and varios sources are reporting that Arsenal has shown interest in Mount to his representatives.
If Mount does decide to leave Chelsea in the upcoming weeks, the Gunners are ready to intensify their chase of the midfielder while Chelsea is preparing another drive to try to stop that from occurring.
In recent months, Mount has struggled with injuries, and if he decides to leave Stamford Bridge, he may have already played his final match for the team as he struggles to recover from a minor pelvic surgery.
Before this weekend’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest, interim manager Lampard acknowledged that Mount ‘might’ miss the final few weeks of the season and that it would be a ‘close call’ as to whether the midfielder will be fully recovered in time for the season’s conclusion.
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