Chelsea are prepared to reward midfielder Mason Mount with a lucrative fresh contract, 90min understands.
The club recognise the progress the Englishman has made in the last couple of seasons – going from a highly-rated youngster on the fringes of the roster, having spent time on loan in the EFL Championship – to a mainstay in Blues and England’s midfield.
Mount, who joined the west London side aged six, signed his last contract more than two years ago, and since then Mason has performed brilliantly under Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard.
Indeed his previous deal, which still has three years left to run, was penned before he had even played a Premier League match for the club.
The Blues’ leadership are now readying discussions with Mount and his agents, which now includes the player’s father – who is set to take on a more active role in Mason’s off-field situation going forward.
It is believed the club will double his wages, taking the ace to around £150,000-a-week, while the contract could also be renewed by another couple of years in the future.
Although a formal proposal is yet to be made, it is not perceived from either club that there will be any problems getting the deal completed before the end of the year.