Potter gave an emphatic “yes” when asked if Mount is part of his plans for next season, but added: “But I'm not naive, and I know it's an important time for him and an important contract. These things have to be right for him, and his family, and it's important he makes a decision on that basis.”
Chelsea may not want to hold onto Mount in the final year of his contract and risk him leaving for free in 2024, as reports have suggested that he could be available for a fee of £50m if an extension cannot be agreed upon when negotiations resume at the end of the current campaign.
Mount has recently found himself out of the Chelsea team in recent weeks due to an abdominal injury though Potter admitted that the trip to Leicester would come too soon. Mount had been dropped from the starting lineup prior to his injury, however, as Kai Havertz, Joao Felix and Raheem Sterling have impressed in a front three together.