Chelsea expect to agree a new deal with Mason Mount soon, according to transfer reporter Dean Jones.
It is believed that the Blues have been trying to get the attacking midfielder to put pen to paper on an extension for a while, and it appears that there has finally been a breakthrough.
What is the latest news involving Mount?
The Athletic recently reported that Chelsea have now made significant progress in their bid to get Mount to sign a new contract.
The outlet claims that discussions have been taking place since July and a breakthrough has finally been made.
It will come as a relief to those at Chelsea, with some of Europe’s top clubs thought to be monitoring Mount’s situation.
According to The Guardian, both Liverpool and Juventus have been keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, but a move to either side now looks extremely unlikely.
Mount’s existing deal expires at the end of next season, hence the Blues’ desire for him to sign an extension immediately.
What has Jones said about Mount’s contract situation?
Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Chelsea and Mount could agree a new deal by February.
Speaking to GMS, the journalist said: “From what I understand, they do expect to put this to bed quite quickly now from here. It might even be that he’s got his new terms agreed by the time the Champions League restarts in February.”
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Does Mount deserve a new contract?
Yes, as the Englishman has quickly become one of Chelsea’s most important players.
Mount has not been at his best this season, managing just two goals in 14 league games for Graham Potter’s side. However, it is a long campaign; he has time to turn things around.
Last term, Mount came up with 22 goal contributions in 32 top-flight appearances, so he is quite clearly someone who can be effective. After the World Cup, Chelsea fans will be hoping to see more of that version of the player.
Ultimately, as someone who has come through the ranks at the club and done extremely well at Stamford Bridge in the last few years, Chelsea will not want to lose the England international, who is currently valued at around £87m by the CIES Football Observatory.
As for Mount, from his side of things, he will probably not want to leave his boyhood team and has undoubtedly done enough to earn a new contract.
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