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Todd Boehly holds direct talks with Mason Mount over new Chelsea deal

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly held talks with Mason Mount over signing a new contract last Friday, reports The Athletic.

The England international midfielder is about to enter the last 12 months of his contract.

Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester United are all keeping tabs on Mount ahead of the summer.

Chelsea would be forced to sell the 24-year-old if he does not sign an extension in the summer.

He has rejected earlier offers and many people have tipped him to leave the club at the end of the season.

However, Boehly’s intervention has been seen as a potential turning point.

The Blues see Mount as a key player and they want to keep him.

He is one of the club’s lowest earners, and wages have been a sticking point in talks.

The Chelsea academy graduate has seen decreased playing minutes this term.

Mount has started 20 out of the 31 league games the Stamford Bridge club have played.

As a result, his contribution in the final third has suffered a dip, with just three goals and two assists to his name.

Chelsea have had a woeful campaign and are set to finish the season without a trophy.

They are 11th in the Premier League with seven games left, 11 points off the European places.

Frank Lampard is their third manager this term, and a new permanent boss will be appointed before next season.

Mount could make a decision based on who succeeds the interim manager.

Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to take charge, and whether the Argentine has the midfielder in his plans is unknown.

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