Liverpool target could still stay at Chelsea amid Mauricio Pochettino demand-sources
Mason Mount will have a year left on his contract after this season and Chelsea risk losing for free next summer.
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Mount has been Chelsea’s Player of the Season in the last campaigns but has struggled for form due to injuries and widely reported contract extension complications.
Liverpool and Arsenal have all shown interest in him but according to sources, incoming Chelsea manager Pochettino is keen on working with Mount which could tilt the ongoing contract negotiations in his favour.
Mount is currently injured and will be lucky to play again this season with most fans fearing he might have played his last game for the club.
The midfielder will have only one year left on his current deal after this season with Chelsea reported to be open to selling this summer due to the risk of having to lose him for free if he fails to extend his stay.
What has been holding up the deal is the length of the contract being offered, with the owners determined to secure long-term deals and reduce the wage bill significantly.
Mount is said to be holding up for a wage in the region of £250,000-a-week, something closer to what teammate Reece James is on at the club.
The owners have indicated their intentions to keep him, but they have not shown enough interest in bending to the terms and conditions of his terms.
Former Tottenham manager Pochettino is on the verge of taking over the side and LondonWorld has been told he’s determined to keep Mount as well as give on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku a chance to fight for his spot in the team.