Chelsea need Mertens in January
Chelsea are interested in the Belgian midfielder of Napoli, Dries Mertens, The Times reports.
According to the source, the Pensioners are considering an option to acquire the football player in winter.
Chelsea’s allenatore Maurizio Sarri, who previously worked with him at Napoli, insists on buying this performer.
Earlier it was reported that one of the Chinese clubs offered a lucrative contact to the player, but he decided to stay in Italy.
31-year-old Mertens moved to Napoli from PSV for € 9.48 million in 2013. He has played 14 matches in the Italian Championship, become the author of seven goals scored, as well as four assists.
His contract with the Neapolitan club is valid until summer 2020.
(Reporting by Glushko Denys, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)