Date: 25th May 2023 at 7:22pm
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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed that the club are still intent on reaching a contract agreement with midfielder Mason Mount. 

Ahead of the Blues’ game against Manchester United on Thursday evening, the former England international was asked about Mount’s future.

“For sure I know the club are trying,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s a difficult situation. I know Mason is held in high regard at the club.”

Mount, 24, has played a key role for the Blues over the past few seasons, but his current contract is set to expire next summer and the England international has therefore been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

United, who can secure their place in next season’s Champions League with a draw on Thursday, are one of several clubs that have been credited with an interest in the player.

A product of the club’s academy, Mount made his senior debut for Chelsea in 2019 after loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County.

Mount could leave Chelsea this summer if he doesn’t sign a contract extension

The Englishman has now made 195 appearances for the west London outfit across all competitions, scoring 33 goals and providing 37 assists.

Chelsea are reluctant to risk losing him for free when his contract expires next summer, and could therefore sell him during the upcoming transfer window in order to avoid doing so.

Mount has won Chelsea’s player of the year award for each of the past two seasons and is a fans’ favourite at Stamford Bridge, but failure to reach an agreement could see him leave the club this summer.

The 24-year-old hasn’t featured for the Blues since February after suffering a pelvic injury, which could mean that he has already played his final match for the club that he joined as a child.

Lampard, who is currently in temporary charge of the club following the sacking of Graham Potter in March, gave Mount his debut during his first spell in charge of the club.

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