Mason Mount contract at Stamford Bridge is on until 2024, although discussions on a contract extension have stalled in recent weeks.
The English midfielder has been one of the season’s most impressive players, especially since Graham Potter replaced Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea’s manager.
Mount has contributed to eight goals in 21 appearances and has been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Blues enter the World Cup break on the heels of four successive defeats in all competitions and have already been eliminated from the Carabao Cup in the third round after finishing as runners-up in the competition last season.
Saturday’s loss to Newcastle places Graham Potter’s side ninth in the Premier League standings, eight points behind the top four.
Mount took to Instagram following Chelsea’s sad 1-0 loss at St. James’ Park to apologize to Blues supporters for recent bad performances and results.
The England international stated, “We haven’t played to the level we expect of ourselves as Chelsea.
“You all deserve more from us. When we’re back from the World Cup, we are getting straight back to it and pushing ourselves to a higher level. We have the best fans in the country and we will make you proud this season. MM.”
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Mount feels terrible about the club and the fans, but his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain as contract negotiations continue to stagnate.
The 23-year-old is still anticipated to follow Reece James’ lead and sign a lucrative new contract to remain with Chelsea for the foreseeable future, as Todd Boehly is eager to lock up the star midfielder.
Chelsea intends to resume contract talks with Mount following the conclusion of the World Cup, according to 90min. The club’s negotiations with Mount have been delayed. It is believed that there are no big obstacles in the negotiations, and both Chelsea and Mount remain hopeful that an extension will be reached.
In contrast to James’ contract renewal, progress has been slow, and the club and player have agreed to postpone further negotiations until Mount returns from Qatar.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is anticipated to be the next player to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge, following in the footsteps of Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, and Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea are also contemplating the futures of midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, whose contracts expire at the end of the season, with Barcelona reportedly interested in signing both players before the January transfer window.
Foreign teams will be able to negotiate pre-contract agreements with the Blues duo in the new year, which might impede possible contract renewal discussions.