Before leaving to join the England World Cup squad, Mason Mount turned down a new contract offer worth £200,000 a week.
The 23-year old has been named Chelsea’s Player of the Season for the past two years, and securing the future of a man who will be out of contract in 18 months; time, is regarded as a priority for the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.
Mount is one of the lowest paid players in the first-team, having signed his existing deal back in 2019, back when he was on loan with Derby County.
However, having since become a regular England international, he is now demanding of a salary more fitting his status.
Negotiations, though are not going as smoothly as the club were hoping, because Mount apparently wants parity in terms of remuneration, with teammate Raheem Sterling, who is reported to earn £300,000 a week.
Talks will resume in the New Year in a bid to reach a resolution to the issue.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.