Maurizio Sarri will reportedly try and convince Napoli star Dries Mertens to join him at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea finalised the signing of former Napoli boss Sarri.
However, Maurizio Sarri has his ideas regarding the players he wants to bring in at Chelsea and has identified Belgian as a player who can excel in the Premier League. According to The Telegraph, the incoming manager has even told close friends that he’s looking to bring the forward with him to London.
The 31-year-old Belgium international revealed last summer that Chelsea were keen on signing him. ‘Yes there was interest [from Chelsea], and from other clubs also, but in my head there was never an intention to change clubs,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘This season was really good. I am going to try and be even better next year. ‘Yes there is a buyout clause. But I’m happy at Napoli, and I want to stay. I really like Italy. ‘I am good there, and they treat me good.’