Chelsea have actually gotten a boost in finalizing Dries Mertens with the Napoli forward stated to favour a move to the English capital next season, a report from The Mail claims.
The Belgian’s contract with Napoli ends at the end of the season and he has actually supposedly stalled on putting pen-to-paper on a fresh two-year offer with the club.
Both the Blues and Liverpool are aiming to lure Mertens to the Premier League this summer however the former might have the edge with the forward stated to be thinking about a move to London.
Blues boss Frank Lampard is comprehended to prioritise the finalizing of a new striker and Mertens has actually been determined as a real target regardless of him remaining in the final stage of his profession.
Mertens has actually had a hard time with a couple of injury issues during the existing campaign with Napoli however he has actually still stayed a key entertainer with 12 goals and 6 assists from 29 appearances.
The ₤130,000- a-week forward will turn 33 next month however he must still show a quality purchase for the Blues, offered he can slot into the large assaulting positions or lead the line on his own.
The former Anderlecht man must supply the much-needed experience in the Blues attack, which might be without Pedro and Willian next season.
Both players have actually gotten in the final months of their particular agreements and they have actually been fancied to leave on complimentary transfers at the end of the campaign.
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