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Dries Mertens news

Mertens off to Inter Milan?

Inter Milan are reportedly leading the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Dries Mertens on a free transfer.

The Belgian has been with Napoli for the past seven years but he is expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the current season.

A recent report claimed that Frank Lampard's side are planning a fresh contract offer for the forward after missing out on his signature in January.

However, according to Calciomercato, the Nerazzurri have moved ahead in the pursuit of the attacker and they are prepared to lure him with a £85,000-a-week deal.

Mertens has experienced a stop-start season due to injuries this term but he has still contributed 12 goals and six assists in all competitions for the Serie A outfit.

He recently became the joint-highest goalscorer for Napoli with Marek Hamsik and has the opportunity to move upfront, suppose the season resumes after the ongoing suspension due to the COVID-19 threat.