West London giants Chelsea have reportedly started contract talks with young midfielder Mason Mount with the hope of tying him down to a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.
The news of the contract talks was confirmed by the London Evening Standard.
Mason Mount impressed a great deal at English Championship club Derby County in the last campaign under the guidance of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard was the Derby County manager as Mason Mount played a key role in the club’s run to the Championship playoffs.
Mason Mount and Derby County fell short of the Premier League promotion in the end after they were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa in the final.
Frank Lampard is expected to take the Chelsea managerial job later this week and Mason Mount will almost definitely be in his plans for the new season.
Mason Mount is in the middle of the four-year contract that he signed in 2017 and Chelsea are keen to extend his contract to ensure that his long-term future lies in West London.
Chelsea are close to announcing new contracts for other Academy graduates like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount is expected to be the third Academy player to be handed a new contract.