Football: Dries Mertens open up on joining Chelsea


Dries Mertens, Napoli forward, has ruled out the possibility of joining Chelsea this summer transfer window.

Mertens whose speculation had drawn interest from Chelsea in the past few months.

The Belgian is set to see his contract at Napoli expire over the coming months

Reports have suggested that manager Frank Lampard has been in constant contact with Mertens in a bid to convince him to join.

According to Sky Sports Italia, Mertens, who has also drawn the interest of Inter Milan, would prioritize a move to the San Siro.

The Belgian Internationaln scored 12 goals in 29 appearances for Napoli so far this season before the Italian Serie A was suspended due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe.

Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has since hinted on Chelsea’s possible move for Mertens.

Jorginho played alongside Mertens at Napoli before he was signed by former Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, in 2018

However, clubs will be re-opening their training bases on May 18 but will continue to work out individually in order to comply with the government’s social distancing guidelines.


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