Chelsea are planning to restart contract talks with midfielder Mason Mount following the World Cup after encountering a delay in negotiations, 90min understands.
Co-owner Todd Boehly is eager to tie Mount all the way down to a long-term deal as quickly as doable and had been hopeful of securing the academy graduate’s future earlier than the tip of the calendar 12 months, however talks have slowed in current weeks and can be halted altogether through the World Cup.
Sources with data of the scenario have confirmed to 90min that the 2 events are usually not considerably aside of their calls for however progress has not been as fast as Chelsea had anticipated – in contrast to with right-back Reece James, whose personal long-term contract was thrashed out in December.
There are usually not understood to be any main points within the negotiations and each Chelsea and Mount stay optimistic that an extension can be agreed within the close to future, however the two events have agreed to postpone all negotiations till after Mount returns from Qatar.
The 23-year-old is at present contracted till 2024 so there isn’t a pressing rush to thrash out an settlement, however Chelsea are eager to get issues sorted as quickly as doable to keep away from any pointless stress from elsewhere as he approaches the tip of his deal.
Mount is one in every of a number of gamers who’ve been discussing their futures at Chelsea, together with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has loved a resurgence following the arrival of Graham Potter within the dugout.
Additionally out of contract in 2024, 90min understands that progress has been made in talks over an extension with the 26-year-old, who made is twentieth look of the season within the weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.
Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic and Edouard Mendy are all in line for contract talks whereas Chelsea are additionally discussing the futures of midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, whose offers are up on the finish of the season.