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Chelsea Set To Start Talks With Mason Mount Over New Contract

Chelsea is ready to reward midfield star Mason Mount with a lucrative new contract.

The Blues recognize the progress Mount has made in the last couple of years – going from a highly-rated youth talent on the fringes of the squad, having spent time on loan in the Championship – to a mainstay in Chelsea and England’s midfield.

Mount, who joined Chelsea aged six, signed his last deal more than two years ago, and since then he has performed brilliantly under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.

Indeed Mount’s previous deal, which still has three years left to run, was signed before he had even played a Premier League game for the club.

Chelsea’s leadership are now readying talks with Mount and his representatives, which now includes his father – who is set to take on a more active role in his son’s off-field situation going forward.

It is believed Chelsea will double his wages, taking him to around £150,000-a-week, while the deal could also extend by another couple of years. Although a formal offer is yet to be made, it is not perceived from either side that there will be any problems getting the deal finalized before the end of the year.

Blues chief Tuchel has never hidden his fondness for the England man.

“He is incredibly talented and even more importantly, he has the personality at a very young age to keep his feet on the ground, to arrive every day with a smile on his face,” Tuchel told Sky Sports earlier this year.

“Mason is simply happy to be out there on the pitch and playing football. It doesn’t make a difference if he is playing short-sided games, or four against four or if he plays out there in boxes.

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