Chelsea are prepared to enter into fresh contract talks with key man Mason Mount amid fears of an Antonio Rudiger repeat.
The Blues are stretched firmly over a barrel by the German at present, who can walk away for nothing in the summer should Chelsea not offer him what he deems a 'fair' financial package, thought to be around £225,000 per week.
And the European champions are determined to make no such mistake with another of their key players, in the form of academy graduate Mason Mount, who was voted Player of the Season last campaign.
The Englishman is currently under contract until 2024, meaning that there is still time before his situation becomes anything akin to that of his teammate's, but Chelsea would rather be safe than sorry over one of their key assets.
Given Mason Mount's love for the club, it is unlikely that there will be any complications unless the Blues fail to recognise his true financial value to their side.
How has Mount fared this season?
Like many of Chelsea's attackers, Mount has found himself in and out of form, and the Chelsea side, this season.
So valuable to Thomas Tuchel thanks to his work-ethic and versatility, the 23-year-old has made 21 appearances in the Premier League this season, including 16 from the start. In these appearances, he has returned 7 goals and 6 assists, enough to sit atop the scoring charts for Chelsea in the top flight.
Should he stay at Stamford Bridge, Mount is well on course to go down as a club legend.
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