According to a report in The Athletic, Chelsea will look to sell off Mason Mount if a new contract extension cannot be agreed upon.
Mount’s current deal expires in the summer of 2024 and as per the updates, the midfielder wants his new wages to be in around the region of £300,000 a week. This is something that Chelsea are clearly not ready to pay and if an agreement cannot be reached between the two parties the club will happily sell him off.
Manchester United and Manchester City are both said to be interested in the 24-year-old but many experts are claiming that it’s actually Liverpool who are the current favourites to sign him up.
Mason Mount has seen a major dip in form this season and if one of the interested clubs is willing to meet his market value of €75 million then a summer sale is very much possible.
Any one of these Premier League sides will be a great move for the England international but according to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid are also interested in him and there’s a big chance that the Bernabeu could be his next destination.
Madrid have their eyes on Jude Bellingham but in case they miss out on him then they will go after Mason Mount as a contingency plan. Kroos and Modric both need long-term successors and someone like Mount can very easily fit into that Madrid midfield.
Yes, Chelsea will most likely sell the midfielder to the highest bidder but it would make more sense not to sell such a top talent to a direct rival.
Obviously, Real Madrid will have to miss out on Bellingham to go after Mason Mount but if the Los Blancos do come after him then United, Liverpool and Man City will all fall down the pecking order.
Madrid are one of the giants in Europe and in one or two seasons, both Kroos and Modric will be gone which means Mason Mount will have the chance to become a regular in that team.
The only way Liverpool, Manchester United or Man City will be able to overcome a genuine interest from Real Madrid is if Mount doesn’t want to leave England(a common problem with a lot of English players).
All the interested teams will be following the contract talks very closely and because Chelsea have signed so many new players, Todd Boehly won’t be losing any sleep over Mount’s potential summer exit.