Chelsea are not finding it easy at all to negotiate a contract extension for Mason Mount, as per Fabrizio Romano. The transfer insider also claims that he has been told Graham Potter’s side are yet to make a final decision on the future of in-form left-back Ben Chilwell, who excelled in their recent win over Leicester City.
Fabrizio Romano Issues Update On Chelsea Duo Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount; Manchester United and Liverpool Considering Moves
Mount’s Future at Chelsea up in the Air Amid Liverpool Links
The English midfielder is currently out of action for Chelsea having not featured in their last two Premier League games. Romano acknowledges speculation that he is not currently injured and has been out of the squad for other reasons, but is unable to confirm these rumours.
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Mount is currently discussing a potential contract extension with the club, but there is a lot of uncertainty over that as well – which is not helping his situation right now either – as per Romano. It’s added that Chelsea are not having it easy with the negotiations with the midfielder, and manager Graham Potter refused to talk much about it recently.
Romano also mentions that Premier League rivals Liverpool are interested, while recent reports have suggested Manchester United have also added Mount to their list, but it’s still too early to say where the midfielder will end up playing in the long term.
Chilwell Fully Focused On Excelling With Chelsea
Chelsea are yet to make any decision on the future of their full-backs at this stage of the season and are more focused on improving their form, Romano states that he’s been told. Chilwell was linked with a move to Manchester City last year, but he is not currently focused on that.
Romano states that the English left-back is currently concentrating on excelling with Chelsea amid his impressive run of performances for Potter’s side. The 26-year-old has been in hot form in recent games for the Blues, having provided three goal contributions (one goal, two assists) in their last three games across all competitions.
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Mount, however, has been having a bit of a difficult season for Chelsea. He’s only scored three goals and provided six assists in 32 appearances across all competitions, failing to impress since the club reportedly prioritized giving him a new deal. Chilwell and Mount earn a rumoured combined salary of £270,000-a-week and are now both bona fide England national teammates as well.