Jorginho drops hint Dries Mertens transfer to Chelsea from Napoli is on

Jorginho has dropped a sly hint that a reunion with former Napoli pal Dries Mertens is on the cards at Chelsea.

The Blues have been chasing a striker all January and that has onlt amplified as the month has dragged on.

Frank Lampard made a personal plea to the board after the FA Cup win over Hull where they limped to a 2-1 victory.

Michy Batshuayi was the preferred choice up top after an ankle injury to Tammy Abraham against Arsenal and the Belgian got on the scoresheet.

But the former Marseille man has largely played a secondary role all season, playing in just 138 minutes of Premier League action.


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It has led to an array of forwards being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, including Paris St-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and AC Milan hotshot Krzysztof Piatek.

But trails have gone cold amid various problems and Napoli star Mertens is now front of the queue.

And Chelsea star Jorginho, who played with Mertens in Naples, has dropped a hint that a move could be on the cards.

A fan account dedicated to the Italian midfielder posted a picture of the two during their time at Napoli, accompanied with some emojis indicating that a transfer is close.

Jorginho has liked a photo of him and Dries Mertens on Instagram

And Jorginho subtlely liked the post, letting some know that he the post might be correct.

Mertens has been on Chelsea’s radar for some time but the forward was keen on hanging around in Naples to become the side’s top scorer.

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But an injury has scuppered those hopes and his contract expires in the summer.

However, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the Blues are keen to bring Mertens now and not when his terms are up.

With Olivier Giroud looking likely to leave, Lampard has always maintained that the Frenchman could only depart if a replacement had been signed.

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