The midfielder has been on Chelsea’s books since a youth and, after being handed his start under Frank Lampard, has gone on to greatly impress for the Blues.
Mount assisted Kai Havertz for the winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final.
He is also consistently one of the club’s top scorers, netting 13 and assisting 16 in all competitions during 2021/22. The only people to score more than Mount last term were Romelu Lukaku (15) and Havertz (14), but neither of those players came anywhere close to matching Mount’s assist tally of 16.
And whilst Mount has not been as prolific in 2022/23 so far, he remains a key figure in this Chelsea side.
But Mount is now in the final two years of his Chelsea contract and talks over a new deal are on hold.
According to the Evening Standard, the 23-year-old has had several rounds of discussions over a new deal with new co-owner Todd Boehly but has not yet come close to agreeing on new terms and is now with the England squad in Qatar.
As a result, Mount and Chelsea have agreed to put contract renewal talks on hold until after the World Cup.
Both sides will re-open negotiations after the World Cup, but there is work to do with his current deal expiring in 2024.
It is added that Boehly is personally leading talks with Mount and has privately acknowledged that Mount is vastly underpaid.