Chelsea identify two replacements for Mason Mount after contract talks with midfielder stall

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Chelsea have identified Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini and Villarreal’s Yeremy Pino as transfer targets ahead of the January transfer window after contract talks with Mason Mount stalled.

According to The Telegraph via Metro, Chelsea have been in talks to extend Mason Mount’s contract, with the England international’s deal due to run out in June 2024.

However, negotiations are said to have hit a ‘stalemate’ and the two parties are still far from reaching an agreement.

Chelsea will seek to strengthen Graham Potter’s midfield in January with both Pellegrini and Pino on Chelsea’s transfer shortlist.

Pellegrini has been one of Roma’s standout performers this season and has also been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United ahead of the January window.

Pino, meanwhile, has struggled for consistency in La Liga this season with just one goal and no assists in 13 league appearances so far.