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According to Italian agent Vicenzo Morabito, Chelsea are still in negotiations with the representatives of Napoli striker Dries Mertens.
Chelsea failed to sign the 32 year old Belgian striker in January and are in talks with his representatives to sign him as a free agent in the summer.
“Mertens? I believe he will not renew. Chelsea really like him. He could have also gone there in January, but the fact that he didn’t go blocked our negotiation for Giroud’s exit,” Morabito was quoted as saying by CalcioNapoli24.
“As far as I know Chelsea are continuing to deal with Mertens’ lawyers and it is no coincidence the Belgian has not yet renewed [his contract at Napoli].”