Chelsea boss Frank Lampard contacts Napoli forward Dries Mertens to go over a capacity move to Stamford Bridge, according to a report.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has actually supposedly touched with Napoli forward Dries Mertens to go over a capacity move to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Mertens will see his existing handle Napoli end at the end of June, and it is extensively believed that the Belgium international will look for pastures new this summer.
Manchester United, Roma, Arsenal and Monaco are amongst those to be linked with the attacker, however Chelsea have apparently just recently stepped up their interest.
According to Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Blues boss Lampard has actually now made ‘direct contact’ with Mertens in the hope of winning the race for the Belgian’s signature ahead of next season.
The 32- year-old has actually scored 12 times and signed up 6 assists in 29 appearances for his Italian club this term.
In all, the forward has actually handled 121 goals in 311 getaways for Gil Azzurri, who are currently 6th in Serie A with football at a grinding halt.