Chelsea’s stance on Mason Mount revealed amid strong interest from Manchester United

Mason Mount is attracting interest from Manchester United but Chelsea have other plans for their star

The English midfielder is in the process of renewing his current deal which will reportedly make him one of the highest earners at the club.

Mason Mount of Chelsea FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Mount again was the best player for the Blues in a campaign that promised a lot but eventually faded due to issues off the field.

According to a report by the Sun, Manchester United manager Ten Hag is a huge admirer of Mount and would try to build his new pressing Manchester United team around the energetic Mount.

Why Mount and how feasible are the rumours

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Mount is regarded as one of the best youngsters in world football and his pressing is about the best in the world at the moment.

New Manchester United manager Ten Hag has made a career out of building teams that press high and it’s no surprise that he’s been linked with English football’s best presser.

Mason Mount’s £88,000 a week’s wages also means despite his growing reputation, the midfielder is still one of the least paid players at Chelsea and a bumper offer from United is likely to stir the pot in his camp.

Chelsea still have the upper hand and with contract talks still only and the player still having two years left on his current deal, the Blues are likely to speed up the process of a new deal and tie him down.

LondonWorld sources understand that any attempt from Manchester United will be met with a better deal as both Thomas Tuchel and the new owners view Mount as the future of Chelsea.

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What is Mason Mount’s preference

The interesting aspect of the situation is that the longer contract talks goes on and Mount going into his last year there will be talks but the midfielder came through the ranks at Chelsea and his preference is to stay at the club and become a legend.

The Todd Boehly administration has promised to be as ambitious as Roman Abramovich and their handling of the Mason Mount contract situation will give us a clear picture of how far they are willing to go to keep Chelsea at the top.