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Chelsea: Biggest stumbling block in Mason Mount talks revealed

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The England international could leave Stamford Bridge next summer amid stalled contract negotiations.

Mason Mount has reportedly made “outlandish” salary demands in his recent negotiations with Chelsea.

Mount is a few months away from entering the final 12 months of his Chelsea contract. The club could consider selling him next summer in a bid to avoid a free departure.

However, Simon Jordan says the academy graduate could still imagine staying at Chelsea.

“His problem currently at Chelsea as far as I understand it, with the contractual situation and a potential move away, is that there are some pretty outlandish demands coming in for salary,” the TalkSport pundit said.

“I think they’re in the mid-£200,000 plus. I also think he wants to stay at Chelsea, but he wants the kind of salary that’s prohibiting that conversation. It’s also prohibiting moving to other football clubs.”

On Thursday, the Guardian claimed Mount is keen to reunite with Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich. However, the reported salary demands could easily convince Bayern to avoid a move for the Chelsea star.

Mount reportedly turned down Chelsea’s offer worth £180,000 a week. However, a report from the Athletic claimed the main problem in Mount’s negotiations was about the bonuses, image rights and the length of the contract and not his wages.