Napoli forward Dries Mertens was almost persuaded to join Chelsea during the winter transfer window, it has been claimed.
We were able to delve into their transfer kitty during the January transfer window after getting their transfer ban overturned just a few months ago.
But despite all the talk, and despite all the speculation surrounding possible new signings, Frank Lampard has been unable to complete the transfer deals that he would have liked and will now have to wait until the summer to get his transfer deals done.
However, Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur has now opened up and claimed that Mertens was quite convinced about making that January move to the Bridge, as a move to the premier League was of big interest
“In January when Chelsea knocked on the door, he was quite convinced,” Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“But once you are in the south of Italy, with good money and you are a god, why would you change that?
“He would come to the Premier League as a nobody and in Italy he is a star.”
Look, at the end of the day, Mertens backed out of a move to the club and stayed put, which is his mistake to decide.
We have Timo Werner coming to the club during the transfer window, so maybe missing out on Mertens was a good idea, as we could have missed out on a man that has netted 29-goals this season fro the German side.
His loss is out gain here at Chelsea.