Chelsea manager Graham Potter says he hopes negotiations to increase Mason Mount’s agreement at the club are sorted “speedily”.
The England midfielder is in the final 18 months of his recent deal at Stamford Bridge.
Mount, 24, has struggled for variety a short while ago and hasn’t begun for the Blues considering that the – draw with Fulham at the commencing of February.
“It truly is generally challenging, there is normally negotiation,” Potter said.
Chelsea have strengthened their midfield with the £107m British record signing of Enzo Fernandez, but former Brighton boss Potter however sees Mount as a vital portion of his ideas.
“It’s best I leave it involving Mason and the club,” he added. “It’s the greatest way for that to be dealt with.
“He’s been amazing to do the job with, an vital player for us and of system I hope it receives solved swiftly.”
At the finish of previous season, Chelsea dropped defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on cost-free transfers.
The club needs to avoid scenarios like that in the potential, with options to not let vital gamers get to a stage where they have a lot less than two several years to operate on their contracts.
Providing lengthy-expression deals, like the 8-and-a-50 percent 12 months contracts signed by Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk in January, is noticed as a way to overcome this taking place consistently and features asset safety.
Chelsea, who have won just two of their final 13 game titles, host managerless Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.