Chelsea superstar takes huge career gamble after rejecting massive contract worth £200,000 a week

Chelsea superstar takes huge career gamble after rejecting massive contract worth £200,000 a week

  • Mason Mount has reportedly rejected a massive new contract offer by Chelsea
  • The England star is currently with his nation at the World Cup in Qatar
  • Reports claim Mount wants to match Raheem Sterling’s staggering £300,000-a-week wage

Chelsea ace Mason Mount has left the club in a tough position after rejecting the Blues’ latest contract offer.

Mount has been one of the most consistent Chelsea player over the last three years, as he has somehow managed to retain his position as an integral player under three different managers; Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.

The 23-year-old is currently playing at the World Cup in Qatar, and contract talks with Chelsea have been put on hold, for now.

Talks are expected to continue after the global spectacle, although they might not go as smoothly because of Mount’s wage demands.

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Mason Mount of England during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and USA at Al Bayt Stadium. Photo by Alex Pantling.
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According to Daily Mail, Mount was offered a massive £200,000 deal, which he initially turned down.

The thinking behind it is Mount and his team want to bid their time, and negotiate after the World Cup in what is a calculated risk.

It is Mount’s hope that an impressive World Cup for him would likely increase his market value and subsequently his negotiating power at Chelsea ahead of contract negotiations at Stamford Bridge.

Reports further claim Mount ideally wants his wages to match that of his England teammate Raheem Sterling, who is currently on a £300,000-a-week wage.

Mount has featured in two of England’s opening games, against Iran and USA.

In the first game, he was thoroughly impressive as the Three Lions cruised to an emphatic 6-2 victory.

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Mount’s contract dilemma

Further reports claim Chelsea’s contract offers to the 23-year old have been considerably low compared to other stars in the team.

Reece James, for example, recently agreed a new six-year deal worth £250,000 a week, but negotiations with Mount have been far tamer.

Chelsea closing in on Nkunku

Sports Brief also reported on Chelsea’s high interest in RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku, despite the fact that the Frenchman faces an uncertain period away from football action through injury.

Nkunku has reportedly already agreed to personal terms with the West London club, who are ready to trigger the 24-year-old’s release clause of £53 million.

Reports that Nkunku could move to Chelsea initially emerged in October, at a time when he had just signed a contract extension with the Bundesliga club.

Source: Sports Brief News