Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount currently has no preference on which club he wants to join if he leaves Stamford Bridge in the summer, claims Fabrizio Romano. This comes amid a report that Newcastle United are interested in potentially signing the Englishman if he decides to leave the London side.
Mason Mount Yet to Decide His Future in Case of Chelsea Departure
Romano Reveals Mount Stance on His Future
Even though Chelsea are reported to have made it a priority to extend Mount’s contract in October last year, they’ve been unable to make any major progress in it. Romano adds that the Englishman’s contract talks with the club have not fallen through yet, but are on standby.
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The 24-year-old’s current deal expires in 2024, but Chelsea want to extend his deal to stay with them for a long period. Romano also states that Liverpool are a club confirmed to be monitoring the situation revolving around his future at Stamford Bridge.
But there are also other clubs who are waiting to know how much Chelsea would want and the conditions of a possible transfer if they wish to sell Mount in the summer transfer window. It could be possible that Newcastle are among those clubs who could be waiting for the Englishman’s contract talks to break down with the Blues and strengthen their chances of signing him.
Mount Undergoing Difficult Season With Chelsea
The 24-year-old is undergoing a tough campaign with Chelsea and has been unable to impress under Graham Potter. He’s only scored three goals and provided six assists in 32 appearances for the Blues this season before missing the last three games due to an injury.
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Mount, who was hailed as a ‘fantastic’ player by ex-Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas a few years ago – is reported to be demanding a major pay hike as he is currently on weekly wages of around only £85,000. It remains to be seen if the Blues can convince him to sign a new deal with them, because if they wish to sell him in the summer, a lot of clubs could be on the hunt for his services.