Even at the age of 33, Napoli striker Dries Mertens is a wanted man.
The Belgian international has already had a decorative career and has proven to be a top class player.
His versatility, quality, experience, and the fact he will cost nothing in terms of a transfer fee, is exactly why he is being fiercely chased in a transfer battle between Chelsea and Inter.
Dries Mertens: the situation. #cfc pic.twitter.com/0j9g5Vv3Oc
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) May 16, 2020
HLN writer Kristof Terreur is perfectly set to provide the most reliable information on this particular situation, and he says Mertens is deciding whether to stay in Italy by either extending with Napoli or joining Inter, or moving to London and joining Chelsea.
If you were Dries Mertens and you had the choice to:
✔️ join a manager that loves you and feels he can win a scudetto with you
✔️ explore another league and live in a city you regularly visit
✔️ stay at a club / city where everybody is at your feethttps://t.co/X1Egzjrlz4
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) May 18, 2020
He says that London is a City that Mertens regularly visits, so it really is a case of London calling for the former PSV man.
Or rather Frank Lampard calling, quite literally, as he was reported to be personally in touch with Mertens himself over the move, as per TalkSport.
We must wait a while longer yet to find out the end to this particular transfer story.