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Dries Mertens has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, and he’d become a free agent at the end of the season.
The Belgium international was close to joining Chelsea in the January transfer window, but he was keen to remain in Napoli in order to break the club’s all time record scorer, of which he’s currently joint all time scorer with Napoli legend Marek Hamsik.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is still keen on signing the 32-year-old, but AS report that Liverpool are offering the Belgian a three-year contract to secure his services ahead of any other potential suitor.
Meanwhile, Italian football agent Vincenzo Morabito, has claimed that Lampard is in talks with the Belgian daily in order to seal a deal ahead of next season.
“Mertens had originally said he wanted to stay at Napoli, but then his lawyer started offering him to various international clubs, meaning something changed between the player and the Azzurri,” Vincenzo Morabito told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.
“I know this because I was working on the Olivier Giroud issue when he was meant to leave Chelsea in January, with a lucrative contract line up for Mertens.
“Chelsea have now extended Giroud’s contract as a precaution, but they are very interested in Mertens and Lampard is calling him almost every day. I can see Mertens going to Chelsea.”