Here are your Chelsea transfer rumours for Wednesday, April 8th.
Mertens chase takes twist
Chelsea are among many clubs reportedly interested in signing Napoli winger Dries Mertens on a free transfer this summer. The 32-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and was seemingly heading for the exit.
The Blues were named as suitors by Italian journalist Ciro Venerato, who appeared as a guest on Radio Sportiva’s, Microfono Aperto. On the show, via Area Naples, Venerato stated that Chelsea, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are all interested in Mertens.
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He also then confirmed a slight twist in the tale: Mertens might remain in Naples.
According to Venerato, Mertens and Napoli have come to an agreement upon a new deal that would see him remain with the team beyond this season. The coronavirus hiatus has put a delay to the process, Venerato says, but Chelsea now face a fight to convince Mertens to move elsewhere.
Layvin Kurzawa chase is on
Another player on a free transfer who could end up at Stamford Bridge is Paris Saint-Germain left-back, Layvin Kurzawa.
Kurzawa has long been a target of Arsenal, and he nearly made the north London switch in January. That move fell through and he remains at PSG with his contract set to expire at the end of the year.
According to The Mirror, Arsenal remain interested in Kurzawa and could make another move to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer in the summer, but Sport named Chelsea as a possible suitor also.
With Marcos Alonso re-winning the starting role but Frank Lampard seemingly wanting to play with a back four, left-back has become a major position of need for Chelsea this season. Kurzawa would offer an affordable and available solution.
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