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Written by Martin Graham | 26 May 2022
report from daily Mail It states that Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount will take a bump in his salary after the acquisition of the club was officially announced on Tuesday.
Chelsea have been unable to enter into contract negotiations with a number of players due to the sanctions imposed by the UK government on the club.
As a result, they are ready to lose the players they value this summer. However, they can count on academy star Mason Mount, who is still under contract with the club until 2024 and is ready to extend his stay.
Chelsea’s takeover has been sanctioned by the Premier League, but remains subject to a veto by the UK government, which reports claim will be completed by May 31. The club will then go on to double their current wages of £80,000 a week into the new contract being prepared.
The 23-year-old had his big break under Frank Lampard and was one of the bright spots in the former Chelsea midfielder’s time in charge of the Blues. He has been Chelsea’s player of the season for the past two seasons and has also been named the team’s top scorer (11 goals) and assist maker (10 assists) in the Premier League this season.
His current £80,000-a-week balance is among the lowest at the club despite the value he brings and Thomas Tuchel wants to change that. The German manager also wants to make Mount the center of his sports project next season.
Mount’s new contract will see him spike up to £160,000-a-week and put him in the top five of Chelsea’s salary range alongside Romelu Lukaku, Benjamin Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Timo Werner.
Tuchel handed over the £200m war fund for remittances
Meanwhile, Tuchel has been paid £200m by the club’s new owners to shop the transfer window for players to rebuild the squad.
They have identified eight defenders to be contacted including Sevilla’s Jules Conde (who nearly signed them in the summer of 2021), Atletico Madrid’s Jose Maria Jimenez, Red Bull Leipzig’s Jusco Gvardiol and Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
In attack, Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling has been added to their list, as the 27-year-old’s future is uncertain after the arrivals of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and Julian Alvarez from River Plate.