Chelsea resume Mason Mount contract talks. Todd Boehly makes key request to Mount

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Mason Mount has resumed talks with Todd Boehly over his Chelsea future, according to Evening Standard.

The report adds: “Negotiations over extending the 24-year-old’s contract, which expires in June 2024, had hit an impasse with the Blues reluctant to put the midfielder on the same £250,000-a-week that Reece James was offered earlier in the season.

“There are further complications around the length of the contract, image rights and other clauses that appear unfavourable to Mount compared to those signed on historic contracts under Roman Abramovich, as well as some of Boehly’s own signings.

“Chelsea are also interested in signing loanee forward Joao Felix permanently from Atletico Madrid, which could limit Mount’s playing time.

“Boehly, who has led the talks since his role in the club’s takeover, has asked Mount to sign a new one or two-year deal after his initial requests to give him a seven-year contract were turned down.

“Only signing Mount up for one more year would help buy Chelsea time and give them a stronger hand to reject Liverpool’s increasingly aggressive advances.”