Graham Potter says he really wants 24-year-old to stay at Chelsea
Graham Potter has said he really wants Mason Mount to commit his future to Chelsea by signing a new contract.
Mount, whose current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer of 2024, has been in the spotlight recently because of his contract situation.
The Evening Standard recently claimed that Chelsea were struggling to make progress during negotiations with the 24-year-old star over a new seven-year deal.
Since then, ESPN reports there’s been interest from Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United in Mount’s signature.
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When asked about Mount’s contract negotiations during today’s press conference, Potter said: “I think it’s always complicated. There’s always negotiations. It’s best I leave it between Mason and the club.”
Afterwards, Potter explained the value of Mount to his Chelsea squad and suggested he wants him to sign a new contract as soon as possible.
He said: “As far as I’m concerned, he’s been fantastic to work with, important player for us. I hope it gets resolved quickly.”
For now, it sounds like all parties behind the scenes are still trying to work something out.
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Potter has spoken fairly openly and positively about Mount, but it’s worth highlighting he’s put him on the bench during the club’s last two games.
The Blues attacking midfielder has been one of the first names on the team sheet this season. In fact, he’s been a key individual at the club for the past few years.
However, his recent drop of form and discussion about his future does mean everything seems a bit uncertain right now.
Hopefully, he can play himself back into the starting line-up and remind everyone of how influential he can be in Chelsea colours.