"I think that's a difficult situation," Frank Lampard told Sky Sports about Mason Mount's contract uncertainty.
"I think with Mason particularly as an individual, I don't know what the solution's going to be because as a club and Mason issue. I don't know exactly where Mason is at personally - he's got a year left on his contract.
"I know he's held in high regard at the club, and I know as well the club are trying to do what they can to make him stay, but I think also with Mason, I'd never want to stand here and talk in the modern day about what a player should do. Because they'll see it all through their own eyes - about what's been going on, how they feel about the pitch, what the future is for them.
"In the old days it would be 'why are you leaving the club, you shouldn't'. In the modern day, players move on, it's a shame we've got into this situation where it looks like it's happening maybe now."
Some reports suggest that Chelsea have not restarted contract talks with Mount since February. Lampard appears to suggest that this is not quite true.
In any case, it appears that Mount's time at Chelsea is ending way sooner than it was supposed to as the club is prepared to sell him this summer. Man United have emerged as the frontrunners in recent days.
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