Chelsea ‘discussing’ move for Napoli star Dries Mertens » Chelsea News

Every new day during these ten days that the transfer window has been open so far, tends to bring at least two new names into the equation being linked with a potential move to Chelsea.

The latest player to be linked is a familiar name in world football and a player who Chelsea have been linked with before, Napoli forward Dries Mertens.

Yes, I was surprised to see the link as well, being 32 years of age you’d have thought Chelsea will be exploring younger options – and they probably still are.

Of course, this is just a rumour from French publication Le 10 Sport, however, due to the players contract running out in the summer, it might not be as crazy as it sounds.

Chelsea could pick him up for a very small fee this month, and he immediately adds vast experience, quality, and versatility being able to play anywhere across the front.

With Olivier Giroud almost definitely leaving, Mertens could come in and give extra options up front, and on the wings.

Pinch of salt though of course, and obviously not an option for the long term.