Chelsea in talks to sign Napoli forward Dries Mertens
Belgium star available for low fee as he is out of contract at Napoli in summer
Last Updated: 30/01/20 3:16pm
Chelsea are in talks to sign Napoli forward Dries Mertens as they attempt to bring in an attacking player late in the transfer window.
The 32-year-old Belgium international, who is out of contract this summer, would cost at least £5m and is also interesting Inter Milan.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has become increasingly frustrated by lack of signings this month, particularly in an attacking area.
Mertens can play in any position across the front three and is being lined up to replace Olivier Giroud, who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
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