8am: Blues to double player’s wages after latest Tuchel decision

The Blues are ready to reward midfielder Mason Mount with a new and improved contract following his impressive form over the past couple of seasons.

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The England international has become an important player for the Blues since his debut in 2019 under former boss Frank Lampard.

Mount signed a five-year deal worth £75,000-a-week two years ago and Chelsea are reportedly ready to double his earnings to £150,000-a-week.

The 22-year-old, who has been on Chelsea’s books since the age of six, has missed just four Premier League games for Chelsea since his debut in 2019, highlighting his importance to the club.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has previously made it clear that Mount is crucial for Chelsea’s game.

“He is incredibly talented and even more importantly, he has the personality at a very young age to keep his feet on the ground, to arrive every day with a smile on his face,” Tuchel told Sky Sports.

“Mason is simply happy to be out there on the pitch and playing football. It doesn’t make a difference if he is playing short-sided games, or four against four or if he plays out there in boxes.

“It’s what he would do if he was not a professional player – he would be in the park and would do the same stuff and I have a feeling he is very aware of how he arrived at this point in his career.

“It makes him very self-confident, it makes him appear very humble and very hungry to learn and these are the big circumstances to have a big career.

“He is crucial for our game, he is an absolutely key player and he deserves all the support that we give him.”