Chelsea planning to offer new deal to creative English playmaker

Chelsea have opened contract talks with Mason Mount, with the midfielder the latest in the line of players looking to commit their futures to the Europa League winners.

According to the London Evening Standard, the Blues are willing to reward Mason Mount with a new long-term contract.

The imminent appointment of Frank Lampard is understood to have been a key factor in the decision, with Mason Mount likely to play some role in the first-team under the new manager at the London club.

Mason Mount impressed on loan at the Rams last campaign, where he worked alongside both Frank Lampard and Jody Morris.

During his first year of senior football, the forward went on to play a crucial role in guiding the side to the Championship play-off final against Aston Villa but lost to Villans at Wembley.

The news surrounding Mason Mount’s deal follows claims that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will put pen to paper on a new Chelsea contract, while youngster Juan Castillo, who looked ready to depart the club, will also stay beyond the summer.

Meanwhile, Chelsea secured the signature of another midfielder Mateo Kovacic who agreed terms with the Premier League giants after a successful season in London.

The Blues entered the top four and won the Europa League, and despite the Croatian not scoring a single goal for the club, the board decided to hand him new contract and sign for £40 million.