Why did Mason Mount leave Chelsea? Mount and his representatives kicked off contract talks with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly in the summer of 2022 as the 24-year-old entered the final two years of his contract. However, despite initially appearing to be a relatively routine negotiation, based on Mount’s preference to remain at the club he has been with since he was six, talks failed to progress. The main issue which has seen the situation deteriorate focuses on Chelsea’s stance over wages and contract length which Mount was reportedly unhappy with. Mount’s current salary is lower than other Chelsea stars, and he also supposedly wanted assurances over playing time, as the club continued to trade managers in 2022/23. His wages are around £100,000 ($126,000) per week, much lower than the majority of the Chelsea starting XI, and the club were unwilling to make a major increase. Despite a late offer, Mount has seemingly already made his mind up to leave, and Chelsea are unwilling to risk him leaving for free in 2024 after losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger for free in 2022.