Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly desperate to keep Mason Mount at Chelsea next season.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Pochettino has ‘made it clear’ that he wants Mason Mount in his squad next season.

The 24-year-old player will soon be entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, but he’s in the future plans of the club’s potential new manager.

Writing on Simon Phillips’ Substack, Jacobs said: “My understanding is that Pochettino has made it clear he’d like to keep Mason Mount at the club. It’s not a given, but Chelsea certainly haven’t given up on getting him to extend.”

The Daily Mail claimed yesterday that 51-year-old Pochettino could be announced as the new Chelsea manager by the end of the week. In fact, the Argentine coach is already planning potential transfers before he takes charge in the dugout next season.

Pochettino will immediately be faced with a big situation regarding Mount, who’s been one of the club’s most key players in recent seasons.

90min claimed last month that Chelsea could offer Mount a new short-term contract extension. This comes amid transfer interest from Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

The attacking midfielder’s not quite been at his sharpest in the past nine months, scoring three goals and making six assists in 35 Chelsea appearances this season across all competitions.

However, the Champions League winner has proven in recent times just how good he can be.

We’ve seen a significant drop off from Mount this term, but we think him and Pochettino can be a match made in heaven.

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Forgotten man Dele Alli played his best ever football under Pochettino, and we are predicting history to repeat itself with Mount.

All the people writing off Chelsea’s attacking midfielder after a quiet campaign should be writing their apology letters already.