Graham Potter explains frustrated Mason Mount's future

Mason Mount has been heavily linked with rivals Liverpool.

The 24-year-old midfielder’s contract with his boyhood club expires in the summer of 2024.

The Chelsea academy product is expected to renew his contract but there seems to be a significant gap in negotiations between both parties.

Mount has been a mainstay at Chelsea over the last few seasons and has been the club’s Player of the Year during the last two campaigns.

He has just one year remaining on his contract and Chelsea wants to avoid losing him for free next summer.

Liverpool are currently frontrunners in signing the Chelsea midfielder as they will go for a midfield overhaul this summer.

Manager Graham Potter refused to comment on Mount’s future at Stamford Bridge.

He said: “Mason, for us, has been great to work with. He has been top. He is suffering like the rest of us because we want to do better and have better results.

“In terms of the contract, that’s between him and the club. I’m the head coach and my job is to work with the players and help them improve. At the moment, we’re not doing that as well as we’d like. So that is the focus for me.”


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