Chelsea set to tie down 19-year-old impressive ace with new long-term deal

Chelsea loanee Mason Mount will put pen to paper on a new Blues deal before joining the English club Derby County on loan.

Football Insider states that 19-year-old attacking midfielder is set to join the Rams and Frank Lampard next campaign.

It has become common practice for the west London club to secure the stars’ long-term futures before the club sanction any loan moves.

Mount’s new contract at Stamford Bridge is seen as a reward for his development after a standout season at the Eredivisie side Vitesse.

The England U19 international is one of the highest rated young aces to come through the Blues academy in recent years, with those behind the scenes at the club holding out huge hopes for the star in years to come.

Mount trained with his county’s senior squad prior to the World Cup in Russia, a sign of how highly he is rated in the game.

A number of Chelsea youngsters have been connected with moves to Derby following Lampard’s appointment, and Mason will provide some youthful energy to an experienced the Rams squad.