Football transfer rumor: Chelsea to sell Mason Mount if their academy star can’t agree on contract extension

Chelsea star Mason Mount could leave the Premier League club if both parties don’t agree on a new contract extension soon. He could go this summer.

Both parties have been working on a contract extension since the start of the season, but negotiations have since stalled as both are unable to agree on terms. The club would like to offer the academy graduate a long-term contract similar to what they have given other academy graduates ReeceJames in September.

Mount wants to stay but would like his salary to match that of Reece James as he believes he is of great importance to the first team. However, Chelsea are said to be reluctant to offer him the same wage.

Mount just got a year his contract until July next year, after which he will become a free agent. Athletic say Chelsea will not continue negotiations next summer or else Mount will have to leave. If he refuses to sign a contract by the end of this season, the 24-year-old England international will have to leave as the club don’t want to lose him on a free transfer in 2024.

A number of former stars such as Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen left the club on free transfers for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively last summer. Captain César Azpilicueta also almost left the club for Barcelona for nothing before agreeing to stay. It seems the club’s management have finally learned their lesson and will no longer allow free transfers.

Many teams, most of them Premier League clubs, are watching the situation. Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are all ready to bid for the player should Chelsea sell him this summer. Liverpool are genuinely interested PSG, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also interested. Chelsea could try to include Mason Mount in a swap deal for Joao Felix’s permanent transfer. Felix is ​​currently on loan at Chelsea.

Mount had a disappointing season with 3 goals in 31 games. Undoubtedly, poor on-pitch performances affect contract negotiations off the pitch. With many new talented players available as owner Todd Boehly has spent heavily on transfers, leaving Mount from the team could be an option.

When asked about Mount’s contract situation, manager Graham Potter said: “It’s always complicated. I’d best leave it at that mason and the club… mount He was fantastic to work with, an important player. I hope it will be resolved quickly.”

Potter is said to still have faith in Mount, and many Chelsea supporters want the longtime midfielder to stay after seeing him make the academy first-team. The club are confident of convincing Mount to sign the contract. Football transfer rumor: Chelsea to sell Mason Mount if their academy star can’t agree on contract extension

Chris Estrada

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