Chelsea Lining up New Contract Offer for ‘Top Class’ Midfielder After Reece James’ Deal

Mason Mount

Chelsea are planning to offer a new contract to midfielder Mason Mount, reports the Evening Standard’s Nizaar Kinsella. This is after they tied Reece James and Armando Broja to new long-term contracts as part of the club’s project of securing the future of the young players.

Chelsea Ready to Offer New Contract to Mason Mount

Mount Happy to Remain at Stamford Bridge

The reporter states that the London side are yet to actually present the English midfielder with a new offer, but are optimistic that there won’t be any real problems over the deal. Only provisional discussions have taken place so far between Mount and co-owner Todd Boehly, but the Englishman is in line to become one of the club’s top earners with a new contract.

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The 23-year-old is really happy to stay at Stamford Bridge, having been with the club since the age of six. He’s quickly made himself into a key player in Thomas Tuchel’s side and was dubbed as a ‘top class player’ by ex-Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness earlier this year. Mount has made 166 appearances for his side so far, scoring 30 goals and providing 31 assists. He has also won the UEFA Champions League title with them.

Chelsea’s Big Plans for the Future

Ever since they were taken over by new ownership, the Blues seem to have set up a philosophy for assembling the best young players and creating a really strong team for the future. Chelsea signed a number of youngsters in the summer transfer window, roping in Aston Villa’s highly-rated midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, Inter Milan’s young sensation Cesare Casadei and young goalkeeper Gabriel Slolina.

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Moreover, they spent major fees for Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana’s signing as well, with the two defenders still having their best years ahead of them. It looks like alongside their quest to sign promising young players, Chelsea are also wanting to secure the futures of those within the club. Mount still has two years remaining on his deal and will happily sign a new contract, which is why agreeing an extension shouldn’t be a problem.