Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has personally spoken to Mason Mount in a bid to persuade the midfielder to remain at Stamford Bridge next season. The England international has 15 months to run on his deal with the Blues but he’s rejected the club’s last two proposals over an extension. The out-of-favour playmaker has attracted interest from Tottenham, Manchester United, Newcastle and Bayern Munich but it’s Liverpool that lead the race for his signature. Contract talks are planned for the end of the season but the longer Chelsea leave the issue without a resolution, the more likely it is that Mount will accelerate talks with Liverpool. With that in mind, the Athletic say Boehly has intervened to personally assure Mount that the club want to keep him. The conversation occured last Friday following Chelsea’s exit from the Champions League and is seen as a ‘positive’ development by those within the club, as well as Mount’s representatives. Should Moutn decide to leave the club, Chelsea will demand around £70m to sell the playmaker. While they would prefer to keep him, that would be a fantastic fee for an academy product entering the final year of his deal.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has recently spoken to Mason Mount in an attempt to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge for next season. The England international currently has 15 months left on his contract with the Blues, however he has rejected the club’s two proposals for an extension. Mount has been linked with a move to Tottenham, Manchester United, Newcastle and Bayern Munich, but it is Liverpool who are currently leading the race for his signature. Talks regarding a new contract are expected to take place at the end of the season, but if Chelsea do not reach a resolution soon, it is likely that Mount will begin talks with Liverpool. In response to this, The Athletic report that Boehly has personally assured Mount that Chelsea want him to stay. The conversation took place last Friday following Chelsea’s exit from the Champions League and has been seen as a ‘positive’ development by both those within the club and Mount’s representatives. If Mount does decide to leave Chelsea, they will demand around £70m for his transfer. Although they would prefer him to stay, this would be an excellent fee for an academy product entering the final year of his contract.