The midfielder’s contract with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2019, making Mason Mount’s future there increasingly questionable by the day.
The 24-year-old may be available in the market in the coming months, which will have an impact on the Blues’ transfer strategy as they try to prevent losing him on a free transfer.
That would mark a striking shift from the previous few years when Mount was frequently a constant force in the first team.
The England international has struggled this season as a result of a combination of injury and poor play, but manager Graham Potter confirmed he is in talks with the youth star about a stay.
The head coach told the media, “I’ve spoken to him several times about his circumstances, football, and life generally.Last week, the head coach spoke with the media. “It’s obvious how I feel about Mason. First of all, he is a wonderful person, yet these things do occasionally occur.
They are tricky, so it’s best if I don’t talk about them much and let them figure out what’s best for all sides.
But with negotiations at a standstill, it’s unclear what Mount will do next, with clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United reportedly interested.
Due to Todd Boehly’s decision to stop participating in talks, the landscape of these discussions is also changing.
According to the Telegraph, the co-owner has delegated authority to co-sporting director Paul Winstanley and is no longer personally involved.
Discussions are reportedly at a halt and have reset, making it appear doubtful that any extension would be quickly addressed. What will happen to Mount and Chelsea over the upcoming months is still uncertain, but other clubs might be ready to pounce if an exit seems imminent.