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Chelsea’s stance on Mason Mount with star ‘unhappy’ amid Real Madrid interest

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Chelsea are reportedly relaxed about Mason Mount’s future despite speculation linking him with a move to either Real Madrid or Liverpool. The tenacious midfielder has been one of the Blues’ beating hearts, under both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.

Having progressed through the Blues’ development teams and impressed while on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County, Mount has become one of the reigning Champions League holders’ most important players.

Nevertheless, Mount has only started two of the last five Premier League matches he has been available for under Tuchel.

And amid the 22-year-old’s recent absence from the starting eleven, various reports claiming both Real Madrid and Liverpool were courting the Chelsea star.

However, in what will be good news for Blues’ fans, reports from ESPN have said both Chelsea and Mount are ‘relaxed’ about his current situation.

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Fresh contract talks with the youngster are yet to be opened by the clubs.

In comparison with some of the new signings and other players he is competing with, Mount’s £75,000 per week wages is one of the lesser salaries amongst the Blues.

But it is understood the lack of movement on discussions is because the Blues are currently trying the thrash out new contracts for central defenders Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andres Christensen, and Cesar Azpilicueta.

All four players could depart Stamford Bridge for nothing next summer, as their contracts all expire in June 2022.

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Mount currently had two and a half years left on his contract; therefore, both parties reportedly agree there is no need to rush new contract proceedings, when the clock is ticking on the defensive quartet.

Discussions regarding a new contract are expected to be opened up later in the season when the Blues will have hoped to have completed some vital housekeeping amongst their squad.

Just recently, the Daily Star reported Mount was ‘frustrated’ and felt ‘under-appreciated’ at the club.

“He’s been at Chelsea since he was a tiny lad, but despite coming up through the Academy, he doesn’t feel like he gets the same treatment or recognition as players bought in for big money,” a source reportedly close to the player said.

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Mount’s satisfaction also prompted speculation claiming Liverpool and Real Madrid were courting his situation.

The 22-year-old scored a wonderful goal against Liverpool in last season’s 1-0 away win at Anfield.

His energy, dynamism, and his ability to shift the ball quickly means he appears to be equipped with the attributed needed to succeed under Jurgen Klopp.

And the Daily Star’s source appeared to add more fuel to the fire by claiming Mount is considering a move away from Chelsea.

“He is torn because he loves the club and the fans, but thinks it’s time for him to leave to step up his career. And where better to do that than Liverpool?”

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