Date: 12th October 2022 at 12:06pm
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Chelsea took a huge step towards securing a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday by beating AC Milan 2-0 in Italy. 

Graham Potter’s side, who beat the Serie A champions 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last week, benefitted from a controversial red card for former Blue Fikayo Tomori early on at the San Siro, with Jorginho converting the subsequent penalty.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then doubled The Blues’ lead before half-time, and Chelsea went on to take all three points and move top of Group E.

Mason Mount continued his resurgence under Potter, winning the penalty for Chelsea’s first goal and then teeing up Aubameyang for the second.

The England international had endured a tough start to the new season under Thomas Tuchel, but he has been in superb form since the arrival of Potter.

Having failed to register a single goal or assist in Chelsea’s first seven matches under the German, Mount has now provided five assists in as many games since Potter took charge.

Now, the midfielder is believed to be in talks with his current employers over a proposed new contract.

As reported by The Evening Standard, the 23-year-old has entered into negotiations over a new deal, with his current one set to expire in the summer of 2024.

It is claimed that the player has already given his seal of approval to the club’s new ownership and their proposed contract.

Mount made his debut for The Blues under Frank Lampard in 2019 and he has since established himself as one of the club’s most valuable stars.

Mount’s form has improved dramatically under Potter

The Englishman has scored 30 goals and provided 36 assists in 172 games for the club so far, playing a crucial role in their Champions League triumph last year.

The midfielder is one of a number of stars, along with the likes of Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah, to have graduated from Chelsea’s prestigious Cobham academy into the first team fold.

The report claims that the player has already given his seal of approval to his proposed new deal, which is expected to make him one of the club’s highest earners.

Mount will reportedly snub interest from other clubs in favour of staying put at Stamford Bridge.

The player has previously told The Standard that he intends to remain at the club beyond the expiry of his current deal.

“We’re a team that over the last ten years has been up there and pushing and that is where we want to stay,” he said.

“Speaking to them about their goals and aims, we’re on the same page.

“So hopefully that continues. I’ve got two years left on my contract and I’m very, very happy here. Those talks will hopefully be starting soon.”

As well as becoming a star of the Chelsea side, Mount has also become a regular for England since making his senior debut back in 2019.

He has five goals in 32 games for The Three Lions since then, and is expected to once again play a significant role at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

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