Chelsea are allegedly keen to tie academy graduate Mason Mount down to a fresh long-term contract.

He has been an important player for the capital outfit this season, scoring 12 times and registering 15 assists in 50 outings across all competitions.

Despite the fact that the Blues are no longer facing an uncertain future over Roman Abramovich’s sale of Chelsea, one report has stated that the side are concerned that the 23-year-old could join either Manchester City or Liverpool in the near future.

Sanctions placed by the government on the Russian oligarch are still preventing the Londoners from negotiating fresh deals with first-team stars in spite of the successful takeover and according to a recent report from ESPN, they are hoping to sit down with Mason’s agents as soon as possible.

The main focus has recently been on defensive trio Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta, who are all out of contract this summer, and it has already been confirmed that the former Roma and Stuttgart player will not be extending his Stamford Bridge agreement.

Meanwhile, the England international – who is believed to be pocketing around £70,000-a-week – will see his current contract expire in June 2024.