Mason Mount faces an uncertain future with Chelsea amid reports of contract negotiations with the club stalling.
The midfielder has been in talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge since last summer with Blues team-mate Reece James signing a new six-year deal in September.
The Blues are keen to extend the 23-year-old’s time at the club as they look to build a squad for the future, but according to the Daily Telegraph there has been no breakthrough yet.
However, with Mount not yet signing a new contract, it means Chelsea are getting a bit anxious.
The report adds that Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini and Villarreal’s Yeremy Pino are among the names being watched as potential replacements.
Mount’s contract expires in the summer of 2024 which means that with only 18 months remaining on his contract, there is vulnerability on the club side.
Next summer would be the next realistic chance to offload the player for a substantial transfer fee, with January 2024 meaning he could discuss terms with clubs outside England in view of a pre-contract deal.
Mount is part of Stamford Bridge furniture after coming through the west London youth academy before spending time on loan with Derby and Vitesse Arnhem.
Since then, he has proven himself as a key player for the Blues, making 181 appearances and starting 19 out of 21 games in all competitions this season.
He is also expected to play a key role in England’s World Cup campaign, which kicks off on November 21 against Iran.
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