Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has acknowledged the challenging situation the club faces in securing a new contract for Mason Mount.
The talented midfielder’s current contract is set to expire next season, and discussions regarding an extension have been ongoing throughout the current campaign.
With Chelsea’s recent change in ownership, significant investments have been made in acquiring top talents. However, the club has also implemented measures to maintain a sustainable wage structure, even for new signings.
This approach extends to existing players like Mount, who are expected to align their salary expectations with the parameters set by the new ownership. Unfortunately, it appears that the Englishman is not yet willing to negotiate within those constraints.
Consequently, there have been speculations linking Mount with a potential move away from Chelsea, with Arsenal reportedly interested in securing his services once the season concludes.
Lampard admits via The Daily Mail:
‘But I think also with Mason, I’d never want to stand here and talk in the modern day about what a player should do, because they’ll see it all with their own eyes.
‘In the old days, it was, “why are you leaving the club?” In the modern day, players move on. It’s a shame we’ve got into a situation where it looks like it’s happening maybe now.’
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Mount would be a superb signing for us as we look to make an impression on our return to the Champions League.
The midfielder has been one of the finest players in the league for some time and the Blues are fighting to keep him because they know how valuable he is.
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Too many negatives like, wages, form, injury prone, poor passing, lack of effort, greedy wage demand, poor creativity, poor goal return. He is just not worth it, I would not take him if he was free. Arsenal would be taking a step backward to take on another chelsea reject that they are not willing to match his now wages with and extended contract means he is not worth keeping or that they think he has got a lot worst. Arsenal should avoid. Arsenal should pay the ridiculous inflated price of £100 million for Rice only if West ham pay an inflated £60million for Forland in return!
1. While I won’t lose sleep if we don’t get Mount, I’m sure he’s not quite as terrible as you’ve made him out to be
2. What you’re saying is that we should simply offer West Ham £40m + Balogun for Rice. Well, personally I value Balogun more than that. If he wasn’t our player , someone would have been demanding £75m for the young, high scoring USA international hitman. We should keep Balogun
But it is Arsenal, and we are dreadful at selling players. Balogun should fetch far more, just like other young strikers in other leagues.
Like you said, it’s Arsenal. Even on this site. you see disgraceful figures like £35m being branded about. Yet Rasmus Hojlund is being quoted at £50m at least
If Arsenal signs Mount,he’ll probably take Xhaka’s role, he’s fast,good at scoring but not sure he’s defending is great, I do rate him overall than Trossard, but I believe a wel trained Caicedo would be the next ikay,