Chelsea interested in signing of Napoli forward

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Napoli striker Dries Mertens.

The Belgian international forward has done well for Gli Azzurri this campaign so far, amassing nine goals and four assists in 22 matches across all competitions. Dries Mertens’ current contract with Napoli expires next summer, and he is yet to sign a new one.

Express claimed a few days back that the Gunners contacted the Serie A side regarding the availability of the 32-year-old forward who could cost them £10 million. French outlet Le 10 Sport state that Chelsea are also interested in signing Dries Mertens and so are Inter Milan.

The 32-year-old striker has been in pretty decent form for Napoli this campaign and it seems that he still has a few years left in him. Chelsea’s current centre-forward choices include Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Dries Mertens’ compatriot Michy Batshuayi.

Olivier Giroud has been massively linked to a move away from Stamford Bridge lately with Metro reporting that the Frenchman has agreed to join Inter Milan, but Chelsea want €10 million him.

Dries Mertens would be an excellent addition to Chelsea’s squad, and there’s a good chance he could give some competition to Tammy Abraham for a place in the starting lineup.