Fans have once again been told about the contact between Frank Lampard and Dries Mertens over a possible summer move.
Despite all the talk, despite all the speculation and despite all the transfer rumours, Frank Lampard failed to make any meaningful transfer signings that would have improved the side during the January window, and he would have to get through the second half of the season with the squad that he has.
Mertens is out of contract at Napoli at the end of the current season and therefore could be available on a free transfer, and A report earlier this week claimed that Lampard is desperate to land Dries Mertens from Napoli.
And according to transfer intermediary Vincenzo Morabito, Lampard has been in touch several times with Mertens about that free move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
“Mertens had originally said he wanted to stay at Napoli, but then his lawyer started offering him to various international clubs, meaning something changed between the player and the Azzurri,” Morabito said
“I know this because I was working on the Olivier Giroud issue when he was meant to leave Chelsea in January, with a lucrative contract line up for Mertens.
“Chelsea have now extended Giroud’s contract as a precaution, but they are very interested in Mertens and Lampard is calling him almost every day. I can see Mertens going to Chelsea.”
Mertens is a world class striker that would be more than welcome here at the Bridge, he could help Tammy Abraham develop and also bang in a few goals.
And the fact he could arrive for free, means he would be a bargain!
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