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Mount waiting on contract talks ‘for months’ as Man Utd consider move

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MASON MOUNT has been waiting on a new Chelsea contract “for months” amid interest from Manchester United.

The homegrown hero saw talks stall as the club entered takeover talks earlier this year.

Mason Mount is set to be offered a new contract

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Mason Mount is set to be offered a new contractCredit: Getty

Now that Todd Boehly’s consortium have successfully taken over from Roman Abramovich, negotiations are set to intensify.

According to Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea want to open contract talks with Mount “as soon as possible”.

The West Londoners view agreeing an extension as a “key move” this summer.

Romano adds that the situation isn’t “urgent”, however, as Mount’s current deal does still possess two more years.

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The 23-year-old England international does have interest from elsewhere.

New Man United boss Erik ten Hag is keen on the attacking midfielder.

The Red Devils’ interest has been noted by Mount’s camp, although sealing an improved deal at Stamford Bridge is likely to be the priority.

He currently pockets around £80,000-a-week, making him one of Chelsea’s lowest paid first team players – despite winning their Player of the Year award for a second time last term.

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Ten Hag, 52, has admired Mount since seeing his spell on loan at Vitesse in the Eredivisie during the 2017-18 season.

The Dutchman would jump at the opportunity to sign the Three Lions regular.

Manchester City and Liverpool have also made discreet enquiries.



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