Chelsea are planning to resume contract talks with midfielder Mason Mount after the World Cup after suffering delays in talks, 90 Minutes understands.
Co-owner Todd Buhly is keen to tie Mount to a long-term deal as soon as possible and had hoped to secure the academy graduate’s future before the end of the calendar year, but talks have slowed in recent weeks and It will be stopped. Together during the World Cup.
Sources familiar with the situation confirmed to 90 Minutes that the two sides are not significantly different in their demands but progress has not been as quick as Chelsea had hoped – unlike right-back Reece James, whose long-term contract has expired. was done In December.
There are not understood to be any major issues in the talks and both Chelsea and Mount are hopeful that an extension can be agreed in the near future, but both parties have agreed to postpone all negotiations until Mount returns from Qatar.
The 23-year-old is currently under contract until 2024 so there is no rush to end the deal, but Chelsea are keen to get things done as soon as possible to avoid any undue pressure from elsewhere as he nears the end of his deal. Looking to resolve. .
Mount is one of a number of players being discussed over his future at Chelsea, including midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has enjoyed a resurgence in the dugout following the arrival of Graham Potter.
Also out of contract in 2024, 90 Minutes understands that progress has been made in talks over an extension with the 26-year-old, who made his 20th appearance of the season in the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle at the weekend. .
Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic and Edouard Mendy are all in line for contract talks while Chelsea are also discussing the futures of midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, whose deals expire at the end of the season.